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Quinoa Salad with Toasted Almonds

Recipe photo courtesy of Dana Gallagher

Quinoa has a wonderful nutty flavor; here it is blended in a salad with toasted almonds, bell pepper, zucchini, celery, and a lime is squeezed on top.

Source: Body+Soul, March 2006
Total Time Prep Servings



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  • gracegoddess
    20 MAR, 2014
    A grain is a seed! Might want to correct that on the page/website. I love quinoa and thought this was delicious!
    • Kelly72214
      18 JUL, 2017
      I couldn't find what your seed comment was referring to, but it may clarify for some to point out that all grains are seeds but not all seeds are grains.
  • Kathy Smith 52 win
    23 JAN, 2013
    Turned out really well, Didn't have peppers though. We used Thai corriander and lime dressing as we had no fresh limes. i will definately make it again!
  • ABaker
    31 JUL, 2012
    This was delicious! I added julienned carrots and sliced zucchini, cilantro and used vegetarian chicken broth. My family ate it up fast.
  • MrsJacobi
    22 JAN, 2012
    This was delicious! I took another reviewer's recommendation and used less water than indicated - this was a good idea, because even so there was a little water at the bottom. I also did not add the extra oil at the end. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly, and it was a huge hit!
  • saltydesert
    7 AUG, 2011
    Uh, didn't turn out quite like recipe states. Mixture needs to be drained after step 3. Next time I will use less water, since peppers tend to render moisture. Otherwise, good, healthy, tasty, salad for summer.
  • hallelujahh
    12 JAN, 2011
    could i use lentils in this instead of quinoa?
  • hallelujahh
    12 JAN, 2011
    could i use lentils in this instead of quinoa?
  • hallelujahh
    12 JAN, 2011
    could i use lentils instead of quinoa?
  • Danusha
    4 JAN, 2011
    Excellent! I did not have zucchini so I prepared everything as directed without the zucchin. When cooled to room temp I chopped a peeled and de-seeded cucumber in place of the zucchini....Very tasty.
  • saradara
    4 JAN, 2011
    Made this last night and my whole family loved it. I made it as written but served it warm. My college kids want the recipe to take back to school with them.

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