Quinoa Salad with Dried Fruit and Nuts

Quinoa Salad with Dried Fruit and Nuts

62 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    2 h
NATALIE17
Recipe by  NATALIE17

“This is an unusual and tasty high-protein grain salad. Quinoa is a grain that has almost no flavor, but the spices add zest. It's well worth trying, I make it often since discovering quinoa at my health food store.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 5 cups

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Directions

  1. Bring the quinoa, salt, and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Once done, scrape into a large bowl, and allow to cool for 20 minutes. Stir in the green onions, celery, raisins, cayenne pepper, vegetable oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and sesame oil. Allow to stand at room temperature for 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend. Stir in the cilantro and pecans before serving.

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Reviews (62)

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Joyousfreee
115

Joyousfreee

Wow, yummy! This is the best dish I have made yet with quinoa. I reduced the quinoa to 1 c. (in 2 c. chicken stock instead of water), used balsamic vinegar instead of white, 1 c. dried cranberries instead of raisins, tobasco instead of cayenne, and added about 1/2 tsp garlic powder. I also toasted the pecans before adding them. This was fabulous - definitely a keeper.

Marie C.
67

Marie C.

I love the prominent flavor the sesame oil gives to this salad. The second flavor that comes to the palate is lemon. With the crunch of the celery, nuts, and sweetness of the fruit it makes a wonderful blend of flavors and textures. I did use craisins that I chopped, and I toasted the pecans. I had the leftovers for lunch and added grilled chicken strips and fresh blueberries. Fabulous salad that is very versatile. I will make this often. Thank you for sharing!

snperch
49

snperch

The recipe is very good and so versatile.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 221 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 26.3 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 72 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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