Mandarin & Jicama Salad

Mandarin & Jicama Salad
Serves 8
The cool, refreshing taste of this salad comes rom fresh mandarins and jicama, a root vegetable now widely available. Mandarins are famous for their vitamin C content and they also contain too many cancer fighting phytochemcials to name. Jicama adds additional vitamin C and lots of fiber. The white flesh of this crunchy, mild flavored vegetable tempers the acidity of the mandarins, provides a nice color contrast, and adds texture.
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
63 calories
14 g
0 g
1 g
1 g
0 g
110 g
34 g
7 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
110g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 63
Calories from Fat 8
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 34mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%
Dietary Fiber 4g
18%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
51%
Vitamin C
30%
Calcium
2%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 medium jicama (about 3/4 lb), peeled and cut into 1 1/2 inch matchsticks
  2. 2 medium carrots, peeled coarsely, grated or julienned
  3. 3 Rascal mandarins, peeled and segmented
  4. 1/2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  5. 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed Rascal Mandarin juice
  6. 2 Tbsp honey
  7. 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice or to taste
  8. Salt
  9. 8 fresh mint leaves, thinly slivered
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the jicama, carrots, and mandarin segments.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, orange juice, honey, and lime juice and add salt to taste.
  3. Whisk the dressing and pout over the jicama mixture.
  4. Toss to coat.
  5. Refrigerate the salad for 2 to 3 hours.
  6. Top with mint leaves before serving
Notes
  1. Did you know? Like other oranges, mandarin oranges are excellent sources of vitamin C, although not as high in this valuable nutrient as navel oranges, even comparing equal portions. However, mandarins provide greater amounts of two antioxidant phytochemicals: beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthing.
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calories
63
fat
1g
protein
1g
carbs
14g
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Mandarin-Honey Vinaigrette

Mandarin-Honey Vinaigrette
Serves 4
Most of the time, "accessories" like sauces, salsas, dressings, marinades, and chutneys get little, if any, thought. Yet often it is these little things that make the difference between an ordinary meal and an extraordinary one. This lowfat salad citrusy dressing can be made spicier by adding more than just a dash of cayenne. But as is, it is light and sweet and especially suited to leafy greens. Citrus fruits, such as mandarins, oranges and lemons, provide powerful Phytochemicals like flavonoids and polyphenols which may prevent inflammation and boost production of detoxifying enzymes in the body.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
53 calories
6 g
0 g
3 g
0 g
0 g
25 g
40 g
5 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
25g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 53
Calories from Fat 31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
5%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 40mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 6g
2%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 5g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
0%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  2. 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed mandarin juice, may substitute fresh orange juice
  3. 1 Tbsp honey
  4. 1 Tbsp canola oil
  5. 1/8 tsp onion powder
  6. Dash of cayenne, or to taste
  7. Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Blend vigorously with a wire whisk.
  3. Serve over salad or fresh cut-up vegetables.
  4. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Whisk thoroughly before serving.
Notes
  1. Citrus fruits provide powerful Phytochemicals like flavonoids and polyphenols. Flavoniods can be found in apples, citrus fruits, onions, soybeans and soy products (tofu, soy milk, edamame, etc.), coffee and tea and may inhibit inflammation and tumor growth; may aid immunity and boost production of detoxifying enzymes in the body. Polyphenols can be found in green tea, grapes, wine, berries, citrus fruits, apples, whole grains and peanuts and may prevent cancer formation, prevent inflammation and work as antioxidants. These powerful phytochemicals, are naturally occurring plant chemicals (phyto means plant in Greek). They provide plants with color, odor and flavor. Once we eat them, however, research shows they can influence the chemical processes inside our bodies in helpful ways.
  2. Find more cancer fighting healthy recipes at https://www.aicr.org/healthyrecipes/
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calories
53
fat
3g
protein
0g
carbs
6g
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Meyer Lemon Barley

Meyer Lemon Barley
Serves 10
Barley, one of the first grains our ancestors grew, is usually confined to use in vegetable soup. But its slightly chewy and pasta-like texture makes it a versatile ingredient in all kinds of dishes. This chilled side salad contains some protein and a high amount of soluble fiber. Meyer lemon juice and zest provide cancer fighting flavonoids and polyphenols which may prevent inflammation and boost production of detoxifying enzymes in the body. Give barley a try by serving this lemony side dish with fish, poultry, white beans, or vegetables.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
4 hr 45 min
Total Time
5 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
4 hr 45 min
Total Time
5 hr
176 calories
16 g
37 g
6 g
14 g
1 g
69 g
55 g
0 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
69g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176
Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 37mg
12%
Sodium 55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 16g
5%
Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
Sugars 0g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
5%
Calcium
2%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup pearl barley, rinsed and drained
  2. 3 cups fat-free, reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  3. 1 large garlic clove, minced
  4. 1/4 cup chopped loosely packed flat leaf parsley
  5. 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  6. 1/2 Tbsp lemon zest
  7. 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  8. 1/8 teaspoon fennel seed, whole
  9. Salt and freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring barley and broth to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the barley is tender.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for 5 more minutes.
  4. Transfer barley to a fine strainer, drain well, and transfer to bowl.
  5. Cover barley and refrigerate until chilled completely, about 4 hours.
  6. The barley can be refrigerated for up to 3 days before adding the remaining ingredients.
  7. Just before serving, add the parsley, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, fennel seed, and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Toss well to combine
Notes
  1. Citrus fruits, such as Meyer Lemons, provide powerful Phytochemicals like flavonoids and polyphenols. Flavoniods can be found in apples, citrus fruits, onions, soybeans and soy products (tofu, soy milk, edamame, etc.), coffee and tea and may inhibit inflammation and tumor growth; may aid immunity and boost production of detoxifying enzymes in the body. Polyphenols can be found in green tea, grapes, wine, berries, citrus fruits, apples, whole grains and peanuts and may prevent cancer formation, prevent inflammation and work as antioxidants. These powerful phytochemicals, are naturally occurring plant chemicals (phyto means plant in Greek). They provide plants with color, odor and flavor. Once we eat them, however, research shows they can influence the chemical processes inside our bodies in helpful ways.
  2. Find more cancer fighting healthy recipes at https://www.aicr.org/healthyrecipes/
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calories
176
fat
6g
protein
14g
carbs
16g
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Meyer Lemon Hummus

Meyer Lemon Hummus
Serves 10
Try something new this year and make your own hummus. Made from five simple ingredients, its name in Arabic literally translates to "chickpeas." These cream-colored beans are full of protein and rich in fiber. A whole Meyer Lemon provides cancer fighting Phytochemicals such as flavonoids, polyphenols, terpenes. Tahini is ground sesame seed paste that adds creaminess and a distinctive nutty flavor. Hummus can be served with pita bread or used as a dip for raw veggies like carrots, celery and bell pepper slices.
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
157 calories
18 g
0 g
8 g
6 g
1 g
88 g
172 g
1 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
88g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157
Calories from Fat 64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 172mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 2g
6%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
12%
Calcium
7%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 (15-oz.) cans no-salt-added chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
  2. 5 garlic cloves, minced
  3. 1/3 cup tahini
  4. 1 whole Meyer Lemon
  5. 5 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  6. 2 Tbsp. reserved chickpea liquid
  7. 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Paprika or parsley sprigs for garnish, optional
Instructions
  1. Cut Meyer Lemon into quarters and remove any seeds
  2. Add the whole slices, including the skin, into a food processor and blend until smooth
  3. Place all other ingredients, except for salt and optional garnish, into food processor.
  4. Process until mixture is coarsely pureed.
  5. Ad salt to taste.
  6. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
  7. Garnish with a dash of paprika or parsley sprigs
Notes
  1. Citrus fruit peels contain Terpenes that may protect cells from becoming cancerous, slow cancer cell growth, strengthen immune function, limit production of cancer-related hormones, fight viruses, work as antioxidants. Terpenes are one of thousands of Phytochemicals, which are naturally occurring plant chemicals (phyto means plant in Greek). They provide plants with color, odor and flavor. Once we eat them, however, research shows they can influence the chemical processes inside our bodies in helpful ways.
  2. Find more cancer fighting healthy recipes at https://www.aicr.org/healthyrecipes/
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calories
157
fat
8g
protein
6g
carbs
18g
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Back to School Lunch Boxes


It’s Back to School time again and for your family that means busy days with hectic schedules. Clothes shopping, picking up school supplies, meet the teacher night, sports sign-ups and that anxious feeling of the first day of school.

No matter what your child’s age good nutrition will help them navigate these hurdles head-on. That’s why we at Summeripe believe so strongly in Bentology. What’s that you might ask…we know…it sounds like a class but it’s actually a fun, smart way to get your kids to eat healthy portioned nutritious foods that help balance their every day. Here are four really simple ideas that are fun to make and provide all the fruit, vegetables, and proteins your student will need to achieve.

Hummus & Quesadillas 

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, cubed 
  • Strawberries, stems removed & quartered  
  • Cucumbers
  • Baby Carrots 
  • Hummus, we use 2 oz portion cups with a lid to keep things tidy
  • Pretzel Crisps 
  • Quesadilla, whole wheat tortilla with cheese, cut into four slices

Turkey Sandwich Rounds

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, cubed
  • Blueberries
  • Baby Carrots
  • Celery 
  • Turkey Sandwiches
    • Turkey lunchmeat
    • Mayonnaise
    • Baby Spinach
    • Cheese
    • Whole wheat bread
    • Make round sandwiches by cutting around a wide mouth cup or glass   
  • Hardboiled egg, peeled & cut in half

Cucumber Caterpillar & Turkey

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, sliced
  • Pretzel crisps
  • Cheese
  • Turkey lunchmeat, rolled 
  • Baby cucumber, sliced into bite size pieces
  • Candy eye cupcake decoration for caterpillar 

Turkey Pinwheels

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, cubed
  • Banana, sliced into bite size pieces
  • Baby cucumber, sliced into bite size pieces
  • Cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • Hardboiled egg, peeled & sliced in half
  • Turkey Pinwheels
    • Garden herb or whole wheat tortilla
    • Cream cheese or mayonnaise
    • Cheese
    • Turkey lunchmeat
    • Baby Spinach
    • Lay tortilla flat and spread an even layer of cream cheese or mayo. Layer turkey, spinach, and cheese leaving the last 1/3 with just cream cheese or mayo. Starting with the end with all ingredients, roll tightly. Slice into pinwheels! To make super clean cuts, refrigerate pinwheels for 2 or 4 hours then slice. 

 

Summeripe White Stone Fruit Salad
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
135 calories
34 g
0 g
1 g
2 g
0 g
274 g
2 g
29 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
274g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135
Calories from Fat 6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 34g
11%
Dietary Fiber 4g
18%
Sugars 29g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
13%
Vitamin C
64%
Calcium
2%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 5 Summeripe White Peaches and/or Nectarines, cut into bite size chunks
  2. 12 fresh strawberries, stems removed & quartered
  3. 1 cup blueberries
  4. 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp honey
  5. 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  6. 6 mint leaves, thinly sliced
  7. Handful or crushed candied pecans or walnuts
Instructions
  1. Toss the Summeripe white peaches/nectarines and strawberries together in a large bowl with the honey and lemon juice.
  2. Let sit for 10 minutes so the fruit has chance to macerate.
  3. Before serving, add mint and candied nuts, tossing gently to combine.
Notes
  1. Don't worry if the salad is too tart or too sweet. Simply add more honey or sprinkle with sugar to sweeten. If too sweet, add more lemon juice.
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calories
135
fat
1g
protein
2g
carbs
34g
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Summeripe Nectarine, Basil & Feta Salad
Serves 4
Summeripe Nectarines, fresh basil, tomatoes, & feta come together to make a savory & delicious summer salad.
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
234 calories
23 g
33 g
14 g
8 g
6 g
288 g
461 g
17 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
288g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234
Calories from Fat 121
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
21%
Saturated Fat 6g
32%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 33mg
11%
Sodium 461mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates 23g
8%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 17g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
26%
Vitamin C
31%
Calcium
20%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 5 Summeripe Yellow Nectarines, diced into bite sized pieces
  2. 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  3. 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  4. Heaping handful of fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  5. 1 1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  6. salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine Summeripe yellow nectarines, cherry tomatoes, basil, & olive oil into a large bowl. Season with salt & pepper. Toss to combine.
  2. Add in feta and gently toss to combine all ingredients. Adding more salt, pepper, or olive oil if desired.
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calories
234
fat
14g
protein
8g
carbs
23g
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Summeripe Fruit Salad

Summeripe Fruit Salad
Serves 8
Talk about simple & healthy! This Summeripe fruit salad features all of your favorite stone fruits with a little berry twist.
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
105 calories
26 g
0 g
1 g
2 g
0 g
199 g
4 g
21 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
199g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 105
Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 4mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 26g
9%
Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
Sugars 21g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
7%
Vitamin C
59%
Calcium
2%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 Summeripe peaches, sliced
  2. 2 Summeripe nectarines, sliced
  3. 2 Summeripe plums, sliced
  4. 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
  5. 2 cups grapes
  6. 1 ½ cup blueberries
  7. 3 tablespoons lemon juice, about 1 lemon
  8. 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  9. 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  10. Handful of crushed candied pecans
Instructions
  1. In a large serving bowl, combine peaches, nectarines, plums, strawberries, grapes, and blueberries.
  2. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Drizzle dressing onto the fruit and gently toss to combine. Adjust dressing to taste if needed. Sprinkle candied pecans on top.
  4. Serve immediately or let chill in the refrigerator for later.
Notes
  1. Serve as a side dish or add some whipped cream for a tasty dessert.
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calories
105
fat
1g
protein
2g
carbs
26g
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Rascal Mandarin & Golden Beet Salad
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
60 calories
15 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
122 g
3 g
12 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
122g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 3mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
7%
Calcium
1%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 6 Rascal Mandarins, cut in half the peeled with segments removed
  2. 2 large green apples, sliced
  3. 10 golden beats, peeled and sliced
  4. slivered almonds to taste
Dressing
  1. 1 bottle fat free zesty Italian dressing
  2. 1 cup Rascal Mandarin juice, about 8 mandarins
  3. 1 Tablespoon Brilliant Meyer lemon juice, about 1 lemon
  4. 1-2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients into a serving bowl. Add dressing to taste.
  2. Keep left over dressing in refrigerator
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calories
60
fat
0g
protein
0g
carbs
15g
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Brilliant Meyer Lemon & Quinoa Salad
Serves 6
Brilliant Meyer Lemons add a fresh twist to this healthy and hearty fall salad.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
138 calories
24 g
0 g
2 g
6 g
0 g
163 g
123 g
2 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
163g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138
Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
4%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 123mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 24g
8%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
50%
Vitamin C
30%
Calcium
4%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  2. 1 cup butternut squash (about 1/2 squash), cubed
  3. 1 cup water
  4. 1 cup chicken broth
  5. 1/2 cup edamame beans
  6. 1 or 2 Brilliant Meyer Lemons, juiced
  7. and the zest of 1 Brilliant Meyer Lemon
  8. 3 Tablespoons Brilliant Meyer Lemon Compound Butter
  9. 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  10. Olive oil
  11. Pepper
  12. Salt
  13. Slivered almonds (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel and cube butternut squash. Coat with olive oil, salt and pepper. Arrange coated squash evenly on baking sheet. Roast until squash is tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. While squash is roasting, combine quinoa, water, chicken broth, Brilliant Meyer Lemon juice, zest, 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. salt, edamame, and meyer lemon compound butter into a covered saucepan. Bring to a boil the turn down to a simmer.
  3. Simmer until water is gone and quinoa is fluffy.
  4. Finish with a squeeze of Brilliant Meyer Lemon juice to brighten up flavors.
Notes
  1. Brilliant Meyer Lemon Compound Butter
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup unsalted butter
  2. 1 Tablespoon (about 1 Brilliant Meyer Lemon) Brilliant Meyer Lemon juice
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons Brilliant Meyer Lemon Zest
Directions
  1. 1. Stir together softened butter, Brilliant Meyer Lemon juice, and zest.
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calories
138
fat
2g
protein
6g
carbs
24g
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