Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Quiona Almond Salad

I have been reading about people making quiona for quite some time and finally took a stab at it this Quiona Almond Salad this weekend.  



The recipe calls for:
1 cup uncooked quiona
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coarsely shredded carrot



1/4 cup sliced almonds

1/4 cup dried cherries or cranberries
2 tbs of balsamic vinaigrette (you can make your own if you like)











Directions:
1. Heat quiona, water and salt to boiling, stirring twice, reduce to low and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes.
2. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.  Fluff quiona with a fork and let cool for another 5 minutes.
3. Mix vinaigrette, quiona and remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
**You can serve this either warm or cold depending on preference.

I thought it was as delicious as it looked, however Steven was not too fond of it.  
Quiona is so good for you, so I think this may have been too healthy for him ;) 
 I'll definitely make this for myself again :) 

Thumbs up to this recipe, ladies!
Does anyone have any good quiona recipes to share?? 






6 comments:

  1. I hope you get a lot of comments on this with recipes, cause i'm coming back to look for them. I've been looking for some killer quiona recipes myself

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  2. Need to make this likerightnow.

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  3. Looks delicious!!!! Way to go girly! <3

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  4. I found this on Pinterest: http://eatingwelllivingthin.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/could-it-look-more-healthy/
    I thought it looked delish!

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