Quinoa Salad with Dried Fruits

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Recipe from Anastacia Brown
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Updated 16.01.2023
For some combining quinoa with dried fruits might sound like a nonsense, but in reality it gives a distinct flavor to the dish. Moreover, it is a tasty high-protein meal that contains many healthy ingredients such as celery, green onion, cilantro and pecans. Are you eager to try out this recipe now?

Ingredients
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  • Quinoa
    12,3 oz.
  • Salt
    0,3 tsp.
  • Water
    25,3 fl.oz.
  • Scallions
    5 pcs.
  • Celery
    1,8 oz.
  • Raisins
    3,5 oz.
  • Black pepper
    to taste
  • Olive oil
    1 tbsp.
  • Lemon juice
    2 tbsp.
  • Cilantro
    1,5 oz.
  • Pecans
    1,2 oz.

Nutrition facts per 100 g

  • Calories

    230 kcal

  • Protein

    6 g

  • Fat

    11 g

  • Carbohydrates

    24 g

Method

  • The first step is to prepare the quinoa; for that, pour water in a pan and salt it with 1/2 teaspoon. After that, in the cold water add the grains and cook for around 20 minutes, until the quinoa becomes tender. Take the pan from the heat and strain the excess water, then let it cool for about 5 minutes.

  • The following ingredients have to be chopped into small pieces: cilantro, celery, scallions and pecans. 

  • In a large bowl, put the cooked quiroa, scallions, celery, cilantro, raisins, and pecans; mix all of them together. Season the salad with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, a pinch of black pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Let the salad rest for 30 minutes so the flavors can blend better. Serve the dish and combine it with a piece of grilled chicken breast.

Tips

  • If you do not prefer raisins in a salad, try substituting them with dried currants. They are super delicious and high in nutrients such as sodium, iron, and potassium.

  • For this salad, a great side dish would be baked sweet potatoes. They're a quite filling vegetable and a valuable energy source.

Bon Appetit!

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