Quinoa Salad with Apples & Almonds

Menu Part: 
Salad
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
Six 6-ounce servings

This recipe incorporates grains and fruits into one dish for a complete nutritional punch.

Ingredients

2 tbsp. honey
1/5 cup lemon juice
Juice of 1 orange
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cups cooked, chilled quinoa
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup sliced apple
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped scallions
1/4 cup Craisins
1/2 cup orange segments
1 cup shredded carrots
3/4 cup chopped toasted almonds
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup parsley
1/4 cup chopped mint
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Steps

  1. In small bowl, mix together oil, juices and honey until well blended.
  2. Place quinoa in large bowl. Add juice mix and all remaining ingredients and toss. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  3. To serve, place 6-ounce scoop of salad on bed of lettuce. Garnish, if desired, with apple slice and some toasted almonds.
Source: Whittier Health Network

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