Egg Salad with Quinoa

Egg Salad with Quinoa

The health benefits of quinoa are well documented and they taste great in this wonderfully fresh egg salad with quinoa.

CAL P/SERVE
399
kJ P/SERVE
1670
FAT P/SERVE
31.6g
CARBS P/SERVE
11.4g
PROTEIN P/SERVE
17.0g
SUGAR P/SERVE
5.5g
SODIUM P/SERVE
214g
FAT
%
15.9%
ENERGY RDI%
19.1%

Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains a range of vitamins and fiber. It is one of only a few plant foods that are considered a complete protein.

If you're really concerned about your fat levels, you can omit the egg yolks and just use the egg whites in this salad.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 8 baby corn spears, halved
  • 1 stick celery, sliced
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 capsicum diced
  • 4 baby beetroots, quartered
  • Salt and pepper

Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp. low fat mayo
  • 1 tbsp. light Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp. light sour cream

Method

  1. Place quinoa in a small pot with 1/2 cup water with lid on. Bring to boil and simmer for 8 mins then turn off heat, try a grain to make sure not crunchy.
  2. Boil eggs to your liking, usually 4 mins once simmering.  Peel and set aside.
  3. In a bowl place quinoa, capsicum, celery.  Mix the dressing ingredients together and mix with the quinoa, capsicum and celery.  Now place onto serving dish.
  4. Arrange on top of your quinoa mix the beetroot, corn spears, and eggs.  Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Table

Servings: 4 Serving size:198g
Average Serve Average 100g
Energy 1670 kJ 845 kJ
  399 Cal 202 Cal
Protein 17.0 g 8.6 g
Fat, total 31.6 g 15.9 g
- Saturated 11.2 g 5.7 g
Carbohydrate 11.4 g 5.8 g
- Sugars 5.5 g 2.8 g
Sodium 214 mg 108 mg

This recipe was developed by Sharrelle Haywood and the Food Photography is courtesy of Factory59. In order to have permission to use this recipe on your website or blog, you must include a website link to weightloss.com.au with the recipe to acknowledge our copyright.

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