Curried Quinoa Salad (08.17.15)

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  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 cup almonds, slivered
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small apple, any kind, cored, diced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cook quinoa according to package directions.

Spread almonds on a baking sheet; toast in oven until lightly toasted and fragrant, about 7 minutes. Let cool.

Whisk together honey, shallot, curry powder, lime juice, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Whisking constantly, pour in oil in a slow, steady stream; whisk until dressing is emulsified. Add quinoa, celery, pepper, apple, parsley and nuts; toss well.

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