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Curried quinoa salad in blue bowl on marble countertop

Curried Quinoa Salad

  • Author: The Cheeky Chickpea
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups ( approx)
  • Category: salads, gluten free, snacks/sides
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

This salad has everything going on, warm spices, fresh herbs, bright citrus flavours, nuttiness, and sweet apple crunch.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Smoked almonds, (rough chopped)
  • 3/4 cup Carrots, (grated), see notes*
  • 1 Apple, (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Red onion, (finely diced)
  • 1/3 to 1/2 Fresh mint, (chopped)

MAPLE CURRY DRESSING:

  • 2 to 3 tsp Madras curry paste
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 3 tbsp oil, ( I use grapeseed), ( or omit completely) see notes*
  • 2 green onions,( rough chop)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Soak quinoa in cold  water for 10 minutes, rinse and  drain.
  2. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15- 17 minutes
  3. Turn off heat, let sit covered for 10 minutes, fluff with a fork
  4. Cool on counter, then in fridge
  5. Add the fruit, nuts, mint, onions, and carrots, and dressing
  6. Mix well
  7. Enjoy!

FOR DRESSING:

  1. Mix all ingredients except lemon zest in Nutra Bullet
  2. Add lemon Zest
  3. Stir and Enjoy!

Notes

  • I was able to find heirloom carrots for the salad. Colours look so pretty😊
  • If you omit the oil I’d start with 2 tsp of curry paste, taste and adjust if necessary

Keywords: vegan salad, quinoa salad, gluten free salad, curry salad,

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