Crisp. Fresh. Fall. It’s here and it’s wonderful!
The weather might be starting to cool down but the inevitable “busy” season is starting to heat up… Here is a crisp, fresh salad perfect for your next fall get together or to prepare ahead of time for a busy week!
Curried Quinoa Salad
(Makes approx. 6, 1-cup servings)
1 cup dry quinoa
2 cups water
1 T. curry powder
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
pinch of salt
Combine above ingredients in loosely covered microwave-safe bowl; cook on high for 8-10 minutes (or until most of the water is absorbed and let stand in microwave. You could also cook quinoa and water per package directions with adding spices to quinoa.
In a big bowl combine:
2 medium carrots, finely shredded
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 thinly sliced scallions or green onions
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and finely chopped
1/4 c. toasted pumpkin seeds
1/2 c. finely chopped cilantro
In a separate bowl, mix:
3 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 T. Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp. Lime Zest
Juice of two limes
Toss that mixture with fruit/veggies, then mix in quinoa.
Serve over 1 cup of Spinach.
The dish is full of flavor and beautiful fall colors…
Pairs well with our fall dishes at Motifs, of course!