5 from 1 vote
Toasted Quinoa Salad with Crunchy Maple Almond Clusters
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond, salad, quinoa
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 312 kcal
Author: Amie Valpone
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 1/3 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups purified water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 4 cups Earthbound Farm Organic Spring Mix
  • 1/4 cup organic sprouts
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh orange zest
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine almonds with maple syrup and cinnamon; toss to coat almonds, then transfer to a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until toasted. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, bring water to a boil over medium heat; add quinoa and cook, covered for 20 minutes until tender. Remove from heat; set aside.
  4. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil to a large skillet; add cooked quinoa and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. When quinoa is golden brown and toasted, remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl with remaining ingredients. Gently toss to combine.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Recipe Notes

Servings: 4 Calories: 287 Fat: 17.7g Protein: 7.5g Carb: 27.7g Fiber: 3.1f Sugar: 7.1g Sodium: 155mg

Nutrition Facts
Toasted Quinoa Salad with Crunchy Maple Almond Clusters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 137mg6%
Potassium 346mg10%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 548IU11%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.