Lemon Pecan Quinoa Salad

lemon pecan quinoa

Okay, ready for this yummy recipe!? It’s sweet and spicy. This dish is inspired by a couscous salad my friend brought to a party I was at this weekend. I made it from memory with quinoa instead and guessed on some of the ingredients. Here is my forewarning though; I did not measure anything therefore these are just guesses on the amounts! I also apologize for my not so professional pictures- I am waiting until March to get a nicer phone so hopefully pictures will improve then.

Robust Recipe: Lemon Pecan Quinoa Salad 

 

Displaying IMAG0536.jpgIngredients: 

1 cup uncooked qunioa- follow directions for preparation

1 lemon

2 carrots

5-6 green onions

~3/4 cup craisins

~3/4 cup chopped pecans

~1/4 cup olive oil

~1tsp paprika

~1-2 tsp cayenne pepper (depends how hot you like things)

1-2 tbsp parsley

sea salt to taste

fresh cracked pepper to taste

Directions:

1) Prepare qunioa (you can let it cool if you’d like- this salad tastes good hot or cold).

2) Wash, prepare and cut green onions.

3) Shred the 2 carrots.

4) Zest the lemon and cut in half

5) Add all the prepared ingredients into a large bowl along with the rest of the ingredients (craisins, pecans, spices, olive oil). Squeeze some lemon juice over the salad and mix.

Displaying IMAG0537.jpgEnjoy!!!

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About Julie Shobe

I'm a registered dietitian (RD) who has a passion for eating a balanced diet, staying active and loving the Lord.
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