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Oryana Natural Foods Market

Quinoa Salad with Cherries and Pepitas

July 9, 2013, 1:00 pm

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
4 cups local salad mix
1/2 cup dried local cherries
1⁄4 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1⁄4 cup thinly sliced local green onions
1⁄4 cup chopped fresh local parsley
1⁄4 cup chopped fresh local cilantro
2 tablespoons finely chopped local fresh mint
black pepper to taste

Vinaigrette
1⁄2 teaspoon grated lime rind
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons mirin
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon ground cumin
1⁄4 teaspoon ground coriander
1⁄4 teaspoon paprika

Combine water, quinoa, and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cover. Simmer 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let cool. Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients in a bowl. Combine cooled quinoa, lettuce, cherries, pumpkin seeds, onions, herbs and black pepper in a large bowl. Add vinaigrette and toss to coat.