Photo: Squire Fox; Styling: Carla Gonzales-Hart
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4

Caramelized carrots and fresh, juicy grapes lend a welcome sweetness to this quinoa.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2

Combine carrot, oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray; toss to coat. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until tender.

Step 3

Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, yogurt, and next 5 ingredients (through pepper) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add carrot, quinoa, and next 5 ingredients (through almonds); toss. Place 1 cup salad greens in each of 4 shallow bowls; top each serving with about 1 1/2 cups quinoa mixture.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

juliep40's Review

September 08, 2014
I loved the grapes and toasted almonds in this dish! Easy to make and was great for lunch today. I thought the dressing was a little thick and quinoa mix didn't really go with the greens well.

Recommend adding avocado!

June 08, 2015
Used raisins instead of grapes and added avocado. Great mix of flavor and texture. I omitted the chicken and did not serve with a green salad, instead as a side to grilled steak and zucchini. It was great as a side dish!