Hearty Grain and Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients

1 cup (250 mL) frozen PC Edamame

1 cup (250 mL) frozen corn

1 pkg (250 g) PC Blue Menu Whole Grain Brown Rice with Lentils and Quinoa Blend

1 shallot, minced

3 tbsp (45 mL) fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp (15 mL) PC Blue Menu Omega Oil

¼ tsp (1 mL) freshly ground black pepper

1 cup (250 mL) cherry tomatoes, halved

1/3 cup (75 mL) drained and crumbled PC Light Feta Cheese in Brine

Hearty Grain and Quinoa Salad

Edamame, grains and cheese ensure this unusual and refreshing salad has a main course level of protein.

Serves: 4

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Nutritional Information

Calories: 280

Fat: 10 g

Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5 g

Sodium: 240 mg

Carbohydrate: 34 g

Fibre: 5 g

Protein: 14 g

Instructions

Bring medium saucepan of water to a boil. Add edamame and corn. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 3 to 4 minutes. Drain; set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, gently squeeze pouch all over to break the rice apart. Tear top corners of pouch about 1/2 inch (1 cm). Place pouch, upright, in the microwave and heat on HIGH for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Let stand in microwave 1 to 2 minutes. Caution: Pouch will be hot. Carefully remove from microwave holding sides. Pour into a bowl, stir and set aside to cool.

In small bowl, whisk together shallot, lemon juice, oil and pepper until combined.

Add edamame, corn, tomatoes and feta cheese to cooled rice mixture. Drizzle dressing over top; toss lightly to combine.

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