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Arugula-Quinoa Salad with Fresh Peaches

This arugula and quinoa salad is a flavor-packed dish complete with peppery arugula, protein-packed quinoa, fresh peaches, crunchy pistachios, and salty queso fresco. Add some grilled chicken to make this salad more hearty, or serve alongside fish for a light summer meal.

Nutrition Tip: Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a complete protein, which is rare for plant foods. It’s also gluten-free, so it’s safe for kids with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

Arugula-Quinoa Salad with Fresh Peaches

Arugula-Quinoa Salad with Fresh Peaches

This arugula and quinoa salad is a flavor-packed dish complete with peppery arugula, protein-packed quinoa, fresh peaches, crunchy pistachios and salty queso fresco. Add some grilled chicken to make this salad more hearty, or serve alongside fish for a light summer meal.

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 peach, sliced
  • 1/4 cup shelled Wonderful® pistachios
  • 1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco

Instructions

  1. Whisk oil, lemon juice, mustard and salt in small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine arugula, quinoa, peaches, pistachios and queso fresco in large bowl. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 13gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g

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Jodi Danen

About the Author

Jodi Danen

Jodi Danen is a registered dietitian and mother of two elementary-aged budding chefs. She is the voice of Create Kids Club, a food and nutrition blog for parents who desire healthy family meals but are short on time. Her recipes are simple to prepare, have a short ingredient list, and focus on fresh foods. With her background in school nutrition, she is passionate about getting children in the kitchen cooking at young ages & believes this is key to forming healthy habits for life.

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