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)

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?? 


  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

  2. Need to make this likerightnow.

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

  4. I found this on Pinterest:
    I thought it looked delish!