Saturday, May 24, 2008

Citrus Quinoa Salad

I surfed the net for something to bring to an evening BBQ on the beach and this salad intrigued me. I didn't have all the ingredients, but my roomate Carla did (thanks, Carla!).

Turned out to be pretty delicious, and a lot of folks liked it. I'd recommend it. I wouldn't skip out on the "optional" toasted almonds...they really added a wonderful flavour.

And of course everyone can imagine what I think about adding raisins to the salad instead of the figs (boo! yuck!).

Oh, and one more thing...I used fresh orange segments instead of canned mandarins. I mean, duh.


claire said...

What a great salad! I'm eating it at this very moment. I was inspired to cap off this gorgeous day with something light and refreshing.

I didn't have any cucumber, so I added celery instead. I'm also missing the dried fruit, and it's still delicious.


claire said...

Lizzy and I ate this tonight. I was definitely a relationship hero for having this all prepped when she got home! Yummers!