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Toasted Quinoa Salad with Pecans and Dried Blueberries Three Stars

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Servings: Serves 4

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Prep Time: 13 minutes


1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/2 cup Pecans, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
1/2 cup dried blueberries
1 each small red onion, minced
1 each Celery stalks, sliced
1 cup Chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup Chopped fresh mint
2 each tomato, seeded and chopped


1. Toast quinoa in a large dry skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until itbecomes aromatic and begins to crackle and brown, about 8 minutes. Transfer to amedium saucepan and add water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower heat andsimmer, covered, until all the water has been absorbed, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
2. While quinoa is cooking, toast pecans in the same dry skillet, stirring often, until fragrant, about 4 minutes.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Fluff quinoa with a fork and add to the dressing, along with toasted pecans, blueberries, onion, celery, parsley, mint, and tomatoes. Stir well to distribute the dressing. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, January - February 2011

Nutritional Information

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate Less Than 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less Than 25g 30g
Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 4
Base Nutrients
Calories 480 kcal (24%)
Calories from Fat 243 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 27 g (41%)
Saturated Fat 3 g (15%)
Cholesterol 0 mg (0%)
Sodium 180 mg (7%)
Total Carbohydrates 51 g (17%)
Dietary Fiber 9 g (36%)
Protein 9 g (15%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a

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