Saturday, September 27, 2008

Warm Quinoa Salad with Toasted Almonds

This recipe combines the two super foods that Dipa wrote about yesterday - quinoa and almonds. I know that you can buy quinoa and sliced almonds at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. You can also click on the link below to see how to slice almonds yourself. I have made this recipe several times and love it.


1 1/2 cup quinoa
2 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
2 green onions, thinly sliced diagonally
1/4 cup sliced natural almonds, toasted


  1. In 12-inch skillet, toast quinoa on medium 5 minutes or until fragrant and golden, stirring frequently.
  2. Stir 2 1/2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt into toasted quinoa; heat to boiling on high. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 to 17 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
  3. Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together soy sauce, rice vinegar, oil, ginger, green onions, and remaining 1 tablespoon water.
  4. Transfer quinoa to large serving bowl. Stir in soy sauce mixture until quinoa is evenly coated. Sprinkle with toasted almonds to serve.
Nutritional Information (per serving)
  • Calories 305
  • Total Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol --
  • Sodium 460mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars --
  • Protein 9g
  • Calcium --
Special thanks to Good Housekeeping for allowing me to post this recipe. They also have an instructional video that shows how to slice whole almonds for the recipe:

click here for the Good Housekeeping instructional video on how to slice almonds

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