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Recipe Of The Week: Shaved Brussels Sprout And Blueberry Quinoa

Loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants, this quinoa salad checks the nutritional box.

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Loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants, this quinoa salad checks the nutritional box. Sweet pops of blueberry, crunchy apple pieces and crisp Brussels sprouts shavings, rounded out with a cilantro-lemon dressing will make this recipe a regular on your summer menu rotation.

Ingredients

3 cups cooked quinoa
1 ½ cups fresh blueberries
1 ½ cups shaved Brussels sprouts (about 10 large)*
1 small apple, finely diced
3 TBSP olive oil
3 TBSP fresh lemon juice
2 TBSP freshly chopped cilantro
2 tsp lemon zest
1 TBSP agave
1 tsp sea salt
½ tsp fresh cracked pepper
*Pre-shaved Brussels sprouts are easy to find in the grocery store. If using whole sprouts, simply lay whole sprout on side, cut thinly with a sharp knife, and break apart shavings with your fingers.

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Preparation

1. In small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, cilantro, lemon zest, agave, salt and pepper.
2. In a large bowl, gently toss together the quinoa, blueberries, sprouts and apples.
3. Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss gently until well combined.

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More recipes from Jessica Cerra.

Jessica Cerra is the owner of Fit Food by Jess, a private chef and catering company in Encinitas, Calif., and the co-founder of Harmony Bar. A former professional XTERRA triathlete, Cerra now races for Twenty16 Women’s Professional Cycling Team.