Enjoy a Healthy Dose of the Dark Side With This Darth Maul Quinoa Salad

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Star Wars Fuel Your Force is a commitment to finding your “inner Force” through an active and healthy lifestyle. Taking inspiration from the epic stories and powerful characters from the Star Wars galaxy, these nutritious recipes are good for you, full of flavor, and sure to bring balance to the Force and your inner well being.

Sith Lord, Nightbrother, son of Mother Talzin, Darth Maul was intimidating both in appearance and skills. Maul’s haunting red-and-black visage is his most recognizable feature along with his unique lightsaber.

This healthy Maul-inspired dish, Darth Maul Quinoa Salad, is filled with nutritious ingredients. The flavor packs a punch and will give you energy, even if you feel like your strength is split in two. 

Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

Darth Maul Quinoa Salad

Yield: 8 servings

Serving size: ½ cup

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup corn
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced small
  • 1/2 cup canned low sodium black beans
  • Chopped jicama for details

Dressing ingredients:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Squeeze of half a lemon (approx. 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ⅛ teaspooon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper

Quinoa in a bowl for the Darth Maul Quinoa Salad recipe.

Step 1: In a bowl, layer the quinoa, followed by the corn, then the onion.

Tomatoes and quinoa for a Darth Maul Quinoa Salad recipe.

Step 2: Spread the tomatoes over the surface to cover the layers.

Tomatoes and quinoa for a Darth Maul Quinoa Salad recipe.

Step 3: Use the black beans to create Maul’s face details, and the jicama for his horns.

Finished Darth Maul Quinoa Salad.

Step 4: Pour the dressing over the salad to serve.

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Enjoy a Healthy Dose of the Dark Side With This Darth Maul Quinoa Salad