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May 23rd, 2013

Memorial Day Recipe: Quinoa Salad With Cherries And Almonds

A healthier take on the classic American cherry pie...

 

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped 
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

 

Preparation

  1. Rinse and drain quinoa. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until tender. Add 2 cups water, wine, and salt to pan; bring to a boil. Add quinoa; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Remove from heat; set aside, and cool slightly.
  2. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, and pepper in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add quinoa, cherries, almonds, mint and parsley; toss gently to combine.

 

Image and recipe adapted from Cooking Light.

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