Curried Citrus Quinoa with Raisins and Toasted Almonds Recipe -
Curried Citrus Quinoa with Raisins and Toasted Almonds Recipe
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Curried Citrus Quinoa with Raisins and Toasted Almonds

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"A refreshing and satisfying side dish. Also great for lunches! You may mix red quinoa with regular quinoa for a pretty color variation."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. Bring the quinoa, vegetable broth, and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the dressing by whisking together the orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, honey, and curry powder in a mixing bowl. Stir in the cooked quinoa, red onion, and raisins; season to taste with sea salt. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator several hours until cold.
  3. Stir in half of the toasted almonds immediately before serving. Sprinkle the remaining almonds over top to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 13, 2011

This is really good! I loved the curry reminds me of the curry chicken salad I used to eat in Belgium. I made this recipe as is except I did add some fresh cracked pepper. Thanks for a new way to eat quinoa!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 02, 2012

This was good. I did use reduced sodium chicken broth instead of vegetable. Really didn't get the citrus flavor that much at all, mostly curry. I really like curry, but that is really the only flavor you taste. Would probably make it again using some orange zest in there as well and perhaps chopped carrots or celery or some kind of crunch.

Aug 21, 2011

This was quite good. Had a wonderful flavor to it that made for a light and refreshing lunch. It makes a whole lot though- next time I will only make a half batch, as I couldn't finish it in a week. But I will definitely make again. Thanks for sharing!

Sep 04, 2011

I had had a salad like this about a week ago and wanted the recipe, stumbled across this one and was so happy. This is so simple, with a lot a flavour, definitely a keeper.

Aug 22, 2011

I changed this recipe by omiting the oil and raisens and cooked the sauce on the stove and served it hot. It was awesome!

Oct 22, 2011

This was delicious! I made for a picnic lunch side dish and it travelled beautifully. I only added the almonds upon serving (packed them seperately) to preserve the crunch. Loved it!

Feb 02, 2014

I really liked this recipe, however, I read the other reviews and served it warm. I also added chicken. I cooked chicken with chopped garlic, onion and pepper. I served it as a main meal.

Oct 29, 2013

This quinoa dish is wonderful and quick and easy to make. I cooked the quinoa in water and toasted my curry pwd. before adding. I didn't really get a lot of the citrus flavor as I think I added too much red onion. I love red onion though, so it wasn't a negative for me. Will make this a lot!


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  • Calories
  • 250 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.7 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 10.4 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 3.7 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 113 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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