Friday, June 20, 2014

Curried Quinoa Salad via Amy Castle!

Hey everyone!

Jenn and I would like to share with you a new go to salad of ours! We follow food vlogger, Amy Castle (What's Amy Eating) and absolutely love every single recipe she creates and you can't forget those Trader Joe hauls (still waiting for a Canadian TJ's!) ;).

We love quinoa and its versatility. It's a great replacement for rice and other grains. I haven't tried curry with quinoa (besides in Quinoa Croquette form) and we were curious about the combination in a salad. So here is Amy's curried quinoa salad (with a few modifications from us!)

1 cup quinoa (cooked)

3 tbsp greek yogurt
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp curry powder (use more if you don't have the good quality kind)
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 tbsp grated ginger

1 granny smith apple, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 mini cucumbers chopped
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Cook quinoa, then chill in fridge until ready to use. Combine ingredients for dressing, Amy blends everything in a food processor, but we just whipped it around with a fork and it worked pretty well! Combine quinoa rest of salad ingredients. Pour dressing into rest of salad, toss until coated. We added pumpkin seeds for crunch, and cilantro for an extra hint of flavour and freshness.

This salad is honestly so so good! I was especially a fan of the addition of the raisins and chopped apple, it's sweet, savoury, salty, fresh, creamy and has a nice zing!

This is definitely going into our salad rotation (yes we have a salad rotation).

1 comment:

  1. The salad looks palatable and tasty. I think I could eat it every morning, provided I have some curry. Yogurt makes it more delicious and healthy.