Let’s clean out our pantries, shall we?
And while we’re at it, let’s toss all that summer fresh cilantro and sweet, ripe oranges into the mix, as well.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve gotta whole pantry full of quinoa.
And a whole binder full of quinoa recipes.
I thought so.
I’ve been using quinoa so much lately and I thought I’d take a break from the oven and let a little bit of summer back into my life by whipping up a sweet quinoa salad.
So simple. Yet so delish.
And all it takes is a quick dump of your pantry and a few fresh toss-in’s from your fridge.
It’s what you make when you have a bunch of pretty quinoa in your pantry and some fresh herbs and citrus in your fridge.
How easy is that?
In my little pantry, I found a handful of peanuts and honey You just can’t go wrong when adding peanuts and honey- it’s kinda like honey roasted peanuts….I could eat those all day long.
I added a few fresh cilantro leaves, some skinny scallions and a bit of fresh orange zest n’ juice.
Don’t ya just love it when things work out?
I’m off to Dallas for the Gluten-Free Expo; have a delicious weekend!
Cook quinoa according to package directions. Remove from heat and immediately transfer to a large bowl. Add honey; gently toss to combine. Set aside covered for 10 minutes to soak.
Mix in remaining ingredients.
Transfer to serving bowls. Serve warm or chilled.
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great side dish
This looks so yummy! Cilantro and orange combined – right up my alley
I’m fairly new to using fresh herbs. When you say 1/3 cup of cilantro, do I measure then chop, or chop then measure? I’m also new to your blog and love it all!
Yes you can chop the cilantro and then measure. Thanks Joolie; hope you enjoy all my recipes. xox
Made this Friday and took it to a picnic (subbing black quinoa in) and it was delish and a great hit, thanks much! Adding it to my quinoa arsenal :).
Awe; so great to hear Bethany! Thank you and hope you had a lovely weekend. Hope to see you around NYC or Brooklyn soon!
Looks wonderful, Amie! I love the addition of peanuts for flavor and crunch!
So great to hear from you, Julie! Thanks so much and hope you are well. Maybe we can try to get together soon!
THIS LOOKS SO GOOD YOU ARE RIGHT SEVERAL DIFFERENT TYPES OF QUINOA IN MY PANTRY. WE WENT YESTERDAY TO THE HONEY BEE STORE HERE IN SAVANNAH AND BOUGHT DIFFERENT FLAVORS OF HONEY SO I AM GOING TO TRY THIS TONIGHT AND I WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW IT GOES. SUMMER IS ALMOST GONE AND IT SURE FLEW. HOLIDAYS ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL SUMMER AND I AM SURE YOU HAVE A BUSY SEASON HEAD.
Thank you Beverly; so great to hear from you! Hoping you enjoy this sweet dish…it’s a perfect way to cap of the summer. Enjoy your weekend.
Love the combination of ingredients you used in this quinoa salad. I’m always looking for new recipes for quinoa dishes. Honey and cilantro sound quite intriguing together!
Thanks Lauren! So excited to hear from you. Let me know how you like it! Xxo