Rating: 4.5 stars 4.3
88 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1

This is an unusual and tasty high-protein grain salad. Quinoa is a grain that has almost no flavor, but the spices add zest. It's well worth trying, I make it often since discovering quinoa at my health food store.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr 20 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
10
Yield:
5 cups
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the quinoa, salt, and water to a 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 green 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 flavors to blend. Stir in the cilantro and pecans before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

221 calories; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 26.3g; fat 11.6g; sodium 71.9mg. Full Nutrition
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