Warm Quinoa Pilaf Salad

Number of Servings: 4 (253 g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
Warm Quinoa Pilaf Salad

This salad is filling enough to be your main entree. If you replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth, it’s a wonderful vegetarian recipe to include in your regular or holiday rotation.


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1⅔ cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • ¾ tsp. thyme
  • 4 oz. shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Pepper to taste
  • ⅓ cup chopped toasted pecans
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Combine quinoa and chicken broth in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, turn heat down to low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is cooked (15-20 minutes).
  2. While quinoa cooks, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until they start to soften (2-3 minutes). Add the carrots and thyme and cook until the carrots are just tender (5-7 minutes).
  3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, mushrooms, and garlic. Cook, stirring constantly, until mushrooms are cooked through (3-5 minutes). Season with pepper to taste.
  4. Add cooked quinoa to vegetables. Stir in pecans and chopped parsley to serve.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 253 g

Amount per serving
Calories 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 5g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 4g
Protein 10g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0%
Calcium 58.8mg 4%
Iron 3.2mg 15%
Potassium 615mg 15%
Vitamin A 271.5mcg 30%
Vitamin C 9.5mg 10%
Vitamin E 2.9mg 20%
Vitamin K 75.3mcg 60%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 5.1mg 30%
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 25%
Folate 101.1mcg 25%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 4%
Biotin 1.1mcg 4%
Chloride 8.8mg 0%
Pantothenate 1mg 20%
Phosphorus 304.4mg 25%
Iodine 0.6mcg 0%
Magnesium 110.4mg 25%
Zinc 2.3mg 20%
Selenium 6mcg 10%
Copper 0.5mg 60%
Manganese 1.5mg 70%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 5.6mcg 15%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Low Sodium Chicken Broth (chicken Broth (filtered Water, Chicken Stock, Sea Salt), Chicken Flavor, Onion Powder, Potato Flour, Yeast Extract, Garlic Powder, Flavor, Turmeric And Flavor), Whole Grain Quinoa, Carrots, Shiitake Mushroom, Onion, Olive Oil, Pecans, Parsley, Garlic, Thyme.

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