Curried Quinoa Salad from ToBeContinued
1 cup quinoa
1.5 cups water or veggie stock (I prefer the stock)
1/2 cup cashews, crushed
1/2 cup loosely packed chopped cilantro
1/2 cup shredded carrots
2-3 chopped green onions (bulb and greens)
1/2 cup dried cherries (or other dried fruit of your choice)
1 T olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon
zest of one lemon
- Bring quinoa and stock to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Chop other ingredients while its cooking.
- Whisk together the zest of one lemon with 1 Tablespoon olive oil, the juice of 1/2 the lemon, s&p, and 1 teaspoon of curry powder.
(Use the other half to make yourself a lemonade- a bit of chopped cilantro adds a yummy flavor boost!)
- Toss all ingredients together while quinoa is still a bit warm (this bring out the flavor of the cilantro, lemon, onion, etc.) then place in the fridge to chill.
- Top with the crushed cashews (or stir them in).
Enjoy your salad- it would be great to bring to a pitch-in cookout!
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