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California Plum and Quinoa Salad

Rated as 4.46 out of 5 Stars

"Quinoa, a protein-rich grain is paired with California plums, walnuts and bell peppers in this refreshing salad. Serve as a light lunch or a side dish for a grilled summer meal."
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Ingredients

1 h 32 m servings 347 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Rinse quinoa and drain well. Add to boiling water; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 12 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let chill for about 30 minutes. Stir together quinoa, plums, walnuts, peppers and onions in a medium bowl. Whisk together remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over salad; toss well to coat all ingredients with dressing. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 347 calories; 22.3 g fat; 32 g carbohydrates; 6.9 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 104 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I made a few changes since I was missing some ingredients. I used about 2 T. chopped yellow onion instead of green onion. I used red wine vinegar instead of white. I used pine nuts instead of...

Most helpful critical review

Nice light side dish, but a little bland. I didn't have flax oil so I used all olive oil, and substituted rice vinegar for the white wine vinegar. The toasted walnuts added nicely to the textu...

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I made a few changes since I was missing some ingredients. I used about 2 T. chopped yellow onion instead of green onion. I used red wine vinegar instead of white. I used pine nuts instead of...

Delicious! I was looking for a nice quiona salad using ingredients I had on hand, and while this wasn't a perfect fit, I made it work. I didn't have any flax oil so I used all olive oil. I d...

This recipe is delicious! Next time I make it I will only use walnut oil. I think the olive oil was a bit too strong.

ABSOLUTELY delicious! I had purchased about 10 pounds of plums at a great price, and after giving many away, I needed to find a recipe where I could use them. I altered the recipe as follows:...

Delicious! I halved the recipe and had plenty for a side at dinner and then some left over for two people.

This was very refreshing on a hot summer day - I enjoyed it.

Nice light side dish, but a little bland. I didn't have flax oil so I used all olive oil, and substituted rice vinegar for the white wine vinegar. The toasted walnuts added nicely to the textu...

I LOVED this, but my boyfriend thought it was just OK; he's used to quinoa in more Mexican-inspired dishes. I was afraid the dressing would be too sweet, but it was deliciously tangy, and it com...

I loved this recipe. It tasted amazing after sitting in the refridgerator overnight. I think this salad would be delicious as a fruit only salad with pine nuts and maybe a slightly sweeter dre...