Quinoa and Grilled Pineapple Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Thai
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Quinoa Salad:
  • 1 cup black quinoa
  • 2 medium carrots, julienned
  • ½ red bell pepper julienned
  • ½ yellow bell pepper julienned
  • ¼ English cucumber julienned
  • ¼ cup almonds slivers
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1 pineapple, peel, cored
  • Dressing:
  • 1 Tablespoon Thai chili paste
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. Place the 1 cup of quinoa in a pan with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Leave to cool.
  2. Place the carrots, bell peppers, green onions, cucumber and almonds in a bowl with the quinoa.
  3. Grill the pineapple until grill marks appear on pineapple then flip over and grill the other side.
  4. Cut the pineapple into pieces and place on top of the quinoa salad.
  5. Serve salad on a bed of greens.
  6. For the dressing, whisk together all the ingredients except the oil. Slowly drizzle in the oil, whisking constantly until the dressing emulsifies.
  7. Pour over salads.
Recipe by Healthy Food at http://ripe-life.com/quinoa-and-grilled-pineapple-salad/