Colourful curried quinoa salad

    1 hour 30 min

    Quinoa is tossed with peppers, red onion, carrots, sliced almonds and dried cranberries, then spiced up with curry powder, lime juice and fresh coriander in this delicious salad.

    6 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 355ml water
    • 170g uncooked quinoa, rinsed
    • 1/2 red pepper, diced
    • 1/2 yellow pepper, diced
    • 1 small red onion, diced
    • 1/2 carrot, diced
    • 1 lime, juiced
    • small bunch fresh coriander, chopped
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder, or to taste
    • 25g toasted sliced almonds
    • 60g dried cranberries
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Bring water to the boil over high heat, then pour in the quinoa; continue to simmer over low heat until the water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer into a mixing bowl, and chill in the fridge until cold.
    2. Stir in the diced peppers and red onion and carrots. Mix in lime juice, fresh coriander, curry powder, sliced almonds and cranberries. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill again before serving.

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    This recipe is amazing!!! I would give it 10 stars if I could. I cook my quinoa in chicken broth because I think it gives more flavor,but there are so many amazing flavors in this salad that it would probably be fine just in water.  -  26 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I added 1/4 teaspoon salt to boiling water. I also used 1 cup chopped cilantro, 1 cup chopped walnuts unread of almonds, and 1 1/2 chopped garlic clove. I used 1/4 cup lime juice and no onions. It was superb. My neighbors loved it too!  -  29 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Whoever came up with this combination of ingredients is pure genius. I halved the recipe to try it and now I wish I would have made the whole recipe. This is a flavor explosion in your mouth. Every bite tastes different. Next time, I'm going to add more almonds and craisins. Paired this with the "pretty chicken" also from this site.  -  11 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)