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Sweet almonds and vegetables add flavor and color to this marinated quinoa salad.
Melt butter in small skillet until sizzling; add almonds and 2 tablespoons sugar. Cook over medium heat 4-5 minutes or until sugar melts and almonds are golden brown. Watch closely to prevent burning. Remove from heat; stir in remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Quickly spread onto waxed paper; cool completely. Break into pieces. Set aside.
Combine all dressing ingredients in small jar with tight-fitting lid; shake well. Set aside.
Combine water, quinoa and 1/4 teaspoon salt in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 12-15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat; let cool 15 minutes.
Combine almonds, cooked quinoa and all remaining salad ingredients in large bowl. Pour dressing over salad; stir until well mixed. Refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors.
Dietary Fiber: 3g
The recipe is easy to make and delicious to eat. I could see adding a little bit a leftover meat to the salad and having a complete meal. I liked the addition of the almonds.
This is fabulous. I've been looking for a new way to prepare quinoa and had to try this one. The butter/sugar/almond combination gives it a nice, sweet crunch. I didn't have white wine vinegar, so I used seasoned vinegar (for sushi rice) and it came out just fine. Delicious!
Easy and very good!
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