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Quinoa Salad with Sesame Roasted Almonds

Quinoa Salad with Sesame Roasted Almonds

 

Sesame roasted almonds give this dish a uniquely sweet crunch. Allow cooked quinoa to cool for a salad that can be enjoyed chilled or at room temperature. High in protein from 8 different amino acids found in our organic quinoa, this salad can be enjoyed both as a side dish or a light vegan/vegetarian lunch.

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Quinoa Salad with Sesame Roasted Almonds

Sesame roasted almonds give this dish a uniquely sweet crunch. Allow cooked quinoa to cool for a salad that can be enjoyed chilled or at room temperature. High in protein from 8 different amino acids found in our organic quinoa, this salad can be enjoyed both as a side dish or a light vegan/vegetarian lunch.
Servings 4 as a side dish
Author Chosen Foods

Ingredients

For the almonds

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
  • 2 tbsp Chosen Foods 100% pure avocado oil
  • pinch sea salt

For the dressing

  • 3 tbsp Chosen Foods virgin sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free tamari or coconut aminos
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
  • 2" knob ginger grated
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

For the salad

  • 2 cup plain cooked quinoa
  • 3 cup fresh greens (spinach, kale, chard, or mixed greens work well)
  • 1 cup chopped veggies yellow bell pepper and cherry tomatoes are shown here

Instructions

For the almonds

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and toss to combine. Spread the almonds out on a lined sheet pan and cook at 350F for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown (tossing halfway through). Allow to cool to room temperature.

For the dressing

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl or dressing shaker and mix well. Set aside.

To assemble the salad

  1. Prepare 2 cup of cooked quinoa (approx. 1 cup and allow to come to room temperature. Toss together with greens, veggies, roasted almonds, and dressing. Mix well and serve immediately.

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