Sweet Quinoa Salad
8
servings
20 min
PREP TIME
3 hrs
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Almonds

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter

1/2 cup sliced almonds

3 tablespoons sugar

Dressing

1/2 cup white wine vinegar

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Salad

1 3/4 cups water

1 cup uncooked quinoa

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup match-stick cut carrots

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup sliced green onions

1/2 cup sliced diagonally fresh pea pods, tips and strings removed

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all dressing ingredients in small jar with tight-fitting lid; shake well. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

Tip #1

- If quinoa is not prewashed, line strainer with cheesecloth and rinse quinoa before cooking.

Tip #2

- Quinoa is a very versatile grain which can be used as a substitute for rice in a main dish, side dish or salad.

Nutrition

200Calories
9Fat (mg)
5Cholesterol (mg)
390Sodium (mg)
25Carbohydrates (g)
3Dietary Fiber
5Protein (g)

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  May 30, 2017

Great recipe. Delicious!

— says Julie
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  May 04, 2014

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.

— says Ruth K.
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