Cornelia’s quinoa salad recipe

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this was AWESOME.
(From a potluck for Tim’s birthday last weekend. I brought boring old hummus and chips.)
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 large red pepper, thinly sliced
1 large yellow pepper, thinly sliced
2 cups broccoli florets, blanched
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 cup dried bite-sized mixed fruit or dried cranberries
1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup maple syrup (agave would probably work well too)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (I left this out just because I didn’t have any mustard at hand)
1 tablespoon orange zest
Combine quinoa and water in small saucepan.  Bring to a boil, cover pan and boil gently for 15-20 minutes or until quinoa is tender and liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat. Spoon grain onto a plate and chill.
In a large bowl, combine quinoa, peppers, broccoli, onion and dried fruit. Set peanuts aside.
Combine all dressing ingredients except orange zest in a small food processor. Mix well. Pour over quinoa and vegetables.  
Top with peanuts when ready to serve. Serves 10.

Written by orata

September 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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