Grilled Strawberry Skewers with Pistachio-Quinoa Salad
Prep: 10 minutes plus soaking
Cook/Grill: 15 minutes • Serves: 4
1/2 cup quinoa
16 medium strawberries
3 tablespoons Pompeian® Olive Oil
2 cups tightly packed coarsely chopped baby spinach
1/2 cup crumbled reduced fat feta cheese plus additional for garnish (optional)
1/3 cup roasted and salted pistachios, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. Soak skewers in water 20 minutes. Prepare quinoa as label directs; transfer to large bowl and let stand 10 minutes. Makes about 1 1/3 cups.
2. Thread strawberries onto skewers; brush with 1 tablespoon oil. Place on hot grill rack; cover and cook 5 minutes, turning once.
3. Stir spinach, cheese, pistachios, lemon juice, salt, pepper and remaining 2 tablespoons oil into quinoa. Makes about 4 cups.
4. Serve skewers with quinoa salad garnished with cheese, if desired.
Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 skewer, 1 cup quinoa salad):
297 Calories, 20g Fat (5g Saturated), 17mg Cholesterol,
355mg Sodium, 22g Carbohydrates, 4g Fiber, 9g Protein