This gorgeous quinoa salad pops with color from dried apricots, fresh parsley, and green onions. Bonus: It tastes just as good (if not better) the next day.
1 cup water
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
3/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 cup finely chopped dried apricots
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup unsalted pumpkinseed kernels, toasted
How to Make It
Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Spoon into a bowl; fluff with a fork. Add parsley, celery, onions, and apricots.
Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and black pepper. Add to quinoa mixture, and toss well. Top with seeds.
I love this salad! I always get requests for the recipe when I make it. I add a bit more olive oil, as the ratio seems to lemon-y. I also substitute cranberries for the apricots sometimes. Always delicious!!