No food is perfect, but quinoa sure comes close!
Some tips for quinoa prep: be sure to rinse it before cooking to remove the bitter outer hull. If you’re short on time, pre-cooked frozen quinoa is available in the frozen foods aisle in most large grocery store chains or health food stores.
Asian Confetti Quinoa Salad with Almonds joins Shrimp Summer Rolls with Tamari-Ginger Dipping Sauce; Vietnamese Chicken and Cabbage Salad; and Coconut Ice Cream in our Virgin Vietnamese menu.
Asian Confetti Quinoa Salad with Almonds
May 31, 2017
This simple salad is a flavorful, versatile way to prepare quinoa. High in protein, fiber, and vitamins, this superfood seed deserves a spot on your dinner table.
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Yields: 2 Servings
1To Slow-Roast Nuts: Place 1 cup raw nuts and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt in a medium bowl, and add enough water to cover by 3 inches. Soak overnight at room temperature, then drain the nuts. Spread them on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 140°F for 8 hours.
2Combine the quinoas and the water in a small saucepan and cook according to the package directions. Transfer to a bowl and let cool for 5 minutes.
3Fluff the quinoa with a fork and stir in the bell peppers, almonds, green onions, tamari, vinegar, cilantro, sesame oil and salt.
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