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!


By |2016-10-31T17:23:13+00:00October 1st, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

About the Author:

Kattie Meyer has been the owner of Motifs for the Home since May 2014. She was born and raised in Great Falls and has always dreamed of owning a business downtown. Motifs was started in 1997 and Kattie hopes to evolve the store while giving it her own personal touches, but to not lose the roots of the business. At the end of each blog post you will see "Tink! Tink!" which is what her and her husband do instead of cheers. As you shop in her store or read these blog posts, Kattie hopes you feel like part of her family.

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