Quinoa Salad with Dried Fruit and Nuts

Quinoa Salad with Dried Fruit and Nuts 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.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 20 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr 20 mins

    SERVING : 10

    YIELD : 5 cups

  • 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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Per Serving: 221 calories; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 26.3g; fat 11.6g; sodium 71.9mg.