Nutty Quinoa Salad

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Nutty Quinoa Salad
Recipe Type: Lunch Dinner
Author: Tanjie Brewer
  • 1 cup Quinoa (rinsed well and drained)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 T. red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup geen pepper or sugar snap peas, chopped
  • 3/4 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds
  • Dressing
  • 1 T. cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice
(Meyers lemons are best)
  • 2 teaspoons fruit juice sweetened apricot jam or squirt of Sunny Dew (to taste)
  • 1 cloves garlic, crushed
 (more if desired)
  • 1/8 teaspoon kelp (optional)
  1. Bring 2 cups water to a boil, add Quinoa, quickly stir. Simmer 15-20 minutes over low heat. Be sure to check it so it is not overcooked. Toss Quinoa, vegetables and almonds together.
  2. Combine above ingredients and toss with salad ingredients. Serve with steamed carrots and broccoli florets, or serve over Romaine or mixed salad greens.
  3. Option: Add to salad ingredients: avocado chunks, sliced grape tomatoes, broccoli florets, pumpkin and sunflower seeds and dried cranberries w/o sugar or raisins. Enjoy!



Posted on

May 4, 2014