Friday, July 26, 2013

Berry Quinoa Salad

They make this salad at Winco Foods. I really liked it, so I figured out what was in it. There are some similar online, but they use fresh fruit. I don't like how squishy fresh fruit gets when it sits, so I prefer this one! Quinoa is high in protein and fiber.

1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed
3 cups water
Bring water to boil, add quinoa. Bring back to boil, turn down heat and simmer til water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. (give or take) Pour into salad bowl. Cool.

Add to quinoa: (these amounts are all to taste)
6 oz diced dried apricots
1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2-3/4 cup dried cherries
1/3 cup dried blueberries
1/2 cup craisins
1/2 cup dried currants

Raspberry vinaigrette (I like Gerard's)
2 tsp honey (or more) use this to make a little sweeter
3/4 tsp cinnamon
a little water to thin out a little

Mix all together. Refrigerate to blend flavors.

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