Curried Quinoa Salad

Quinoa has now become a household name and rightfully so. It is not actually a grain but an edible seed that is free of gluten and a complete protein. One serving size equals about 8 grams of protein which is very high for a plant based food.

Now you can find a red, white or black variety on just about any supermarket shelf. Each has it’s own texture and cooking time and I use all three interchangeably. Quinoa is a great substitute for other grains and is easy to prepare.

This salad is one of my “go to” recipes. I make a large batch at the beginning of the week and use it in many different variations. It is excellent for breakfast with a fried egg on top, alone as a light lunch, or a hearty dinner alongside chicken, salmon or a sweet potato.

Curried Quinoa Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup dried quinoa, rinsed and cooked

2 carrots chopped or shredded

1 red bell pepper chopped

3 green onions chopped (I use the whole thing)

1 handful parsley chopped

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup toasted, slivered almonds or pepitas

1 1/2 TBS. curry powder (or to taste)

Salt & Pepper

Drizzle of Olive Oil

Juice of 1/2 lemon


Directions:

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1. Cook quinoa according to the package and add all the chopped vegetables

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2. Sprinkle curry powder into the mixture followed by salt and pepper to taste

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3. Drizzle Salad with olive oil and lemon juice.

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4. Stir it all together and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. Don’t hesitate to add in any type of
vegetable you have on hand to make your own creation.

 

 

(Photos by A Girl Named Leney)

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