Saturday, February 1, 2014

Quinoa salad with kumquats, cranberries and toasted almonds

So, this is my version of a good quinoa salad of the day: lots of white quinoa, 2 sliced kumquats (or calamondia), finely chopped dried cranberries, toasted sliced almonds and a half diced apples, topped off with some toasted sesame oil, olive oil and a bit of orange juice.

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Quinoa salad with kumquats, cranberries and almonds
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2-3 kumquats, thinly sliced, peel and all
  • half tart apple, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped into finer dice
  • 3 TB sliced almond, shortly toasted in a dry pan
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1 TB orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • dash of salt
  • dash of cinnamon
Mix all the fruit ingredients with the almonds.

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Add the quinoa and mix well and gently. Add the dressing either all into the salad, or mix separately and add.

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Serve as side to other dishes, e.g. garlicky kale.

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