Curried Quinoa Salad

    30 minutes

    Quinoa mixed with red capsicum, yellow capsicum, curry, coriander, lime juice, almonds, carrots and dried cranberries. Whole protein, lots of fibre and yummy.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
    • 1/4 cup red capsicum, diced
    • 1/4 cup yellow capsicum, diced
    • 1 small red onion, finely diced
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
    • 1/4 cup fresh coriander, chopped
    • 1 lime, juiced
    • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
    • 1/2 cup carrots, minced
    • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
    • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper, to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Pour the water into a saucepan then cover with a lid. Bring to a boil over high heat then pour in the quinoa, recover and continue to simmer over low heat until the water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Scrape into a mixing bowl and chill in the refrigerator until cold.
    2. Once cold, stir in the red capsicum, yellow capsicum, red onion, curry powder, coriander, lime juice, sliced almonds, carrots and cranberries. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill before serving.

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    This recipe is amazing!!! I would give it 10 stars if I could. I cook my quinoa in chicken broth because I think it gives more flavor,but there are so many amazing flavors in this salad that it would probably be fine just in water.  -  26 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I added 1/4 teaspoon salt to boiling water. I also used 1 cup chopped cilantro, 1 cup chopped walnuts unread of almonds, and 1 1/2 chopped garlic clove. I used 1/4 cup lime juice and no onions. It was superb. My neighbors loved it too!  -  29 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Whoever came up with this combination of ingredients is pure genius. I halved the recipe to try it and now I wish I would have made the whole recipe. This is a flavor explosion in your mouth. Every bite tastes different. Next time, I'm going to add more almonds and craisins. Paired this with the "pretty chicken" also from this site.  -  11 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)