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Bowl of Curry Quinoa Salad
Curry Quinoa Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
This is a satisfying salad to make ahead for a busy week and also a great choice to bring to a potluck with friends
Course: Entree, Salad
Cuisine: dairy free, egg free, gluten free, soy free, vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 211 kcal
Author: Zuzana Fajkusova & Nikki Lefler
  • 1/4 cup (43 g) raw organic whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup (40 g) raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup (210 g) organic white quinoa
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp (10 g) finely chopped shallot
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp coarse salt
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp (13 g) unsweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 small organic apple (cut into small chunks)
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (191°C). 
  2. Spread the almonds and pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet and bake until lightly toasted and fragrant, about 7 minutes.

  3. Let cool before coarsely chopping the nuts.

  4. Rinse the quinoa thoroughly and drain. Bring 2 cups (474 ml) of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the quinoa and return to a boil. Stir the quinoa, cover and reduce heat. Simmer until the quinoa is tender but still chewy, about 15 minutes. Fluff the quinoa with a fork; let cool.

  5. Whisk together maple syrup, shallot, curry powder, salt and lemon juice in a large bowl. Season with pepper.

  6. Whisking constantly, slowly pour the oil in and whisk until the dressing is well combined.
  7. Add the quinoa, cranberries, apple, seeds and nuts; toss well. 
  8. Serve as is or use as a stuffing for collard wraps.

Recipe Notes

~Note from Veggie Inspired: I opted to add some chopped green onions to the salad as well. 




Nutrition Facts
Curry Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Sodium 324mg14%
Potassium 248mg7%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 9.1mg11%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.