Quinoa salad with dried fruit and pecans

    Quinoa salad with dried fruit and pecans


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    About this recipe: This is a unique and tasty high-protein quinoa salad. Quinoa is a grain that has almost no flavour, but the spices add zest. It's well worth trying, I make it often since discovering quinoa.

    Serves: 10 

    • 250g quinoa
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 825ml water
    • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
    • 90g chopped celery
    • 80g sultanas or raisins
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
    • 5 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
    • 80g chopped pecan nuts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hr resting  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Bring the quinoa, salt and water to the boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the quinoa is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Once done, scrape into a large bowl, and allow to cool for 20 minutes. Stir in the spring onions, celery, raisins, cayenne pepper, vegetable oil, vinegar, lemon juice and sesame oil. Allow to stand at room temperature for 1 hour to allow the flavours to blend. Stir in the coriander and pecans before serving.


    You can try using different types of dried fruit and nuts if desired.

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