Moroccan Quinoa Salad
Quinoa contains more protein than any other grain!
Makes 10 Servings
What you need:
3 cups cooked quinoa
½ cup chopped pitted dates
½ cup chopped dried apricots
½ dried cranberries
1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
2 tbsp olive oil
Rind and juice of 1 orange and 1 lemon
2 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
Chopped orange and yellow bell pepper (1/2 of each)
How you prepare
Cook quinoa and let cool. Combine all ingredients in a separate bowl, except for almonds and sunflower
seeds. Add quinoa to the ingredients and mix together. Just before serving, top salad with sunflower seeds and slivered almonds. Enjoy!
Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
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Hi, I’m looking at the Moroccan Quinoa Salad recipe, and just wanted to clarify what you mean by the “rind” of the lemon and orange?
The rind of a lemon or orange is the coloured part you can see. You can buy a zester from most stores that sell kitchen gadgets and use this to scrape off the rind. You only want to use the coloured skin, not the white pith underneath since that tends to be bitter. If you don’t have a zester, just use a sharp knife to carefully scrape off that top layer of skin.