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Quinoa Avocado Salad with Dried Fruit and Almonds

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 4
  • 10 min
  • 60 min
  • $$
Gatheredtable
adapted fromDeborah Madison

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons raisins (preferably a mix of dark and golden)
  • 2 tablespoons dried apricots, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
  • 2 cups water
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 large lemon
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 medium avocados, pitted, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 medium scallions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup almonds, toasted and chopped

Directions

Prep: 1. Soak raisins and apricots in hot water for 5 minutes; drain and set aside. 2. Bring to boil: 2 cups water, quinoa, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. 3. Cover, reduce heat to medium low, and simmer until water is absorbed and quinoa is translucent and tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and cool to room temperature. 4. Chop avocado and scallions; toast and chop almonds; zest and juice lemon. Make: 1. Whisk together: lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, coriander, cumin, paprika, and 1/4 tsp. salt. 2. Toss vinaigrette with quinoa, raisins, apricots, avocado, scallions, and almonds. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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