Curried Quinoa Pilaf Salad

Curried Quinoa Salad
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: about 6 servings
Ratings (7)

Curried vegetarian quinoa salad is a healthy and low-fat simple quinoa side dish that is delicious hot as a pilaf or cold as a quinoa salad. Made with just a few simple ingredients, including curry powder, quinoa, raisins (I like golden raisins in this recipe) and cashews, this is a simple recipe perfect as it is, or is just as easy to personalize. Need it to be a full meal? Add some baked tofu. Feeling exotic? Add currants instead of raisins. Got some extra fresh herbs on hand? Snip in some fresh parsley, cilantro or mint.

This recipe is both vegetarian and vegan. Use a gluten-free or homemade vegetable broth if you need it to be gluten-free as well.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • dash salt
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup cashew pieces

How to Make It

  1. Bring the vegetable broth to a boil and add the quinoa ​and spices.
  2. Cover and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, until quinoa is soft and fluffy. Stir in raisins and cashews.

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Quinoa Salad with Pecans and Fresh Herbs
Quinoa with Garlic and Parmesan
Spicy Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 106
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 294 mg
Carbohydrates 16 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 4 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)