Healthy Quinoa Salad with Apricots and Almonds

Healthy Quinoa Salad with Apricots and Almonds

Quinoa lesson for the day . . .

Quinoa Salad Makings

What is quinoa?

Technically it isn’t a grain. It’s the seed of a leafy plant and a relative of chard and spinach. Quinoa eaters think of it as a grain because it can replace most grains used in any dish. It’s the perfect replacement for rice.

Quinoa has a tender texture and mild taste. My recent discovery was red quinoa. I love the color in salads as opposed to the light tan color of the quinoa I’ve used in the past.

Whatever you do, don’t spend $5 on a box of the stuff! It’s much, much cheaper in your store’s bulk bins.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup almonds , sliced and toasted
  • ½ cup dried apricots, chopped
  • ¼ cup chives, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sugar
Read the whole recipe on Mother RImmy's Cooking Light Done Right