Quinoa Salad

Here is a delicious Quinoa Salad recipe I learned from my mother.

  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 bunch of cilantro chopped
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup golden raisons
  • ¼ cup toast almonds
  • 1 jalepeno deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 garlic cloves pressed

Soak and rinse quinoa per package instructions to remove soapy flavor.

Bring 6 cups of water to a boil, add quinoa and cook 10-15 minutes until done. It is finished when the grains are translucent except for a small white dot in the center.

While quinoa is cooking combine oil, lime juice, cumin, jalepeno, garlic, and salt, stir until mixed thoroughly.

Drain quinoa through fine colander, rinse with cold water, and drain thoroughly again.

In large bowl mix quinoa with sauce then refrigerate until cold.

Add onion, cilantro, and toasted almonds. Mix thoroughly

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Scott Dusek is a freelance writer specializing in travel and photography. He has extensively traveled to over 50 countries. When Scott is not writing you can find him trekking, climbing, or scuba diving.