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I know what you’re thinking right now. Who is Mimi, and why should I care about her quinoa salad? Here’s the scoop. Mimi Kitner is a good friend with excellent taste, and she just told me that she keeps a steady supply of this salad in her fridge at all times. Satisfied? You will be for sure as soon as you taste it.

Excuse me now while I go grab another bowlful.

Mimi's Best Quinoa Salad

Mimi’s Best Quinoa Salad

  • 1 c quinoa, well rinsed, added to a pot with 2 cups boiling water, then simmered uncovered for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionaly, until dry
  • 2 c finely chopped kale, spines removed first
  • 1 t curry powder
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 c raisins, dried cranberries or other dried fruit
  • 3 T each olive oil, apple cider vinegar
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 2 roasted peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 c  roughly chopped, lightly toasted almonds, as garnish

In a large bowl, mix chopped kale and raisins with the hot quinoa. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate for a while to let the flavours blend. Serves 4-6.

Mimi’s Best Quinoa Salad Print Ready Recipe

Mimi's Best Quinoa Salad

Final notes:

  • There are 12 Jittery Cook Quinoa Recipes:
  1. Mimi’s Best Quinoa Salad
  2. Mushroom Quinoa Risotto 
  3. We Wish You a Merry Christmas Quinoa
  4. Barberry Quinoa 
  5. Quinoa and Beet Salad
  6. Baby Artichoke and Mushroom on Kaniwa – aka “Baby Quinoa”
  7. The Right Salmon and Spicy Quinoa Mango Salad
  8. Red Curry Beef with Coconut and Lime Quinoa Salad
  9. Waldorf Chicken Salad on Cumin Cilantro Quinoa 
  10. Quinoa, Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms 
  11. Quinoa Tabouli with Sheep Feta 
  12. Red Salad L’Orignal

Quinoa Crust Quiche; Spinach, Shallot, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Tomato Slices