Apricot Quinoa Summer Salad

Apricot Quinoa Summer Salad
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This gluten-free Apricot Quinoa Summer Salad from Nutrition Stripped is filled with sweet antioxidant-rich apricots and refreshingly cool cucumbers. Bursts of citrus, fresh herbs, and earthiness from nutty almonds create a great balance of flavors for an amazing side dish.

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7 Responses

  1. I’m not sure why my comment didn’t post, but I’ll try again because this recipe isn’t very clear. Parsley – flat or curly? “Bring water to a boil, add quinoa and seasonings” – which seasonings? Seems like the saffron goes into the dressing, but are we seriously boiling the garlic and parsley with the quinoa?

    1. It tells u how to make the dressing. Parsley-diced. Seasoning: Olive oil. Apple vinegar. Sea salt .saffron.

    2. I too wondered which seasonings? I cooked the quinoa (tri-color which was very pretty) by itself and then let it sit in the saucepan over VERY low heat, stirring frequently, until it seemed quite dry. Without doing this I was afraid the salad would be too watery, even after draining well. All the other “seasonings” I used in making the dressing, I left the garlic uncooked but minced. However, I left out the parsley, curly from my garden, and just tossed it with the salad at the very end, I also eliminated the saffron which is too $$$$. It was delicious and I’ll make it again, but I’m going to try dried and soaked apricots next time as my fresh ones had no flavor and were quite mushy. Hope this helps.

  2. I made the salad this weekend and it was great. Yes, what Megan mentioned wasn’t very clear but I improvised. I used curly parsley, added a bit of it and the garlic to the quinoa when it was already getting fluffy and most of the water was gone. Also added a little pepper and salt.

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  4. I made this salad today. I was not able to get fresh apricots, so I used dried apricots instead that I cooked for 10 minutes, let cool, then sliced into pieces. I put the garlic in the cooked quinoa, but it could also be added to the dressing. Overall I was pleased with this salad, especially once it was chilled and the quinoa absorbed the dressing. I was wondering if anyone has substituted other fresh fruit for the apricots?