Apple Quinoa Salad

  in Gluten-Free, Recipes, Salads, Vegan, Vegetarian

1 cup quinoa
pinch salt
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1 green onion, chopped fine
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ red pepper, diced small
1 small apple, diced
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup toasted, chopped almonds or pecans

  1. Bring 2 cups water and pinch salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in quinoa; cover, and reduce heat. Cook for 15 minutes. Fluff quinoa and let cool.
  2. Whisk together maple syrup, green onion, curry powder, salt, pepper, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Whisking constantly, pour in oil in a slow, steady stream. Add quinoa, red pepper, apple, parsley, and nuts and toss well. Taste and adjust seasoning.