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Quinoa Salad with Dried Fruit and Nuts

Quinoa Salad with Dried Fruit and Nuts Recipe


This is an unusual and tasty high-protein grain salad. Quinoa is a grain that has almost no flavor, but the spices add zest. It's well worth trying, I make it often since discovering quinoa at my health food store.


  • 1 ½ cups quinoa
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • ¾ cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans


  1. Bring the quinoa, salt, and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Once done, scrape into a large bowl, and allow to cool for 20 minutes. Stir in the green onions, celery, raisins, cayenne pepper, vegetable oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and sesame oil. Allow to stand at room temperature for 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend. Stir in the cilantro and pecans before serving.

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Nutritional Information

Quinoa Salad with Dried Fruit and Nuts

Servings Per Recipe: 10
Calories: 220.9
% Daily Value *
protein: 10 %
carbohydrates: 9 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 15 %
fat: 18 %
saturated fat: 7 %
vitamin a iu: 8 %
niacin equivalents: 12 %
vitamin b6: 11 %
vitamin c: 11 %
folate: 17 %
calcium: 4 %
iron: 11 %
magnesium: 25 %
potassium: 9 %
sodium: 3 %
thiamin: 14 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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