4 cups (serving size: 1 cup)

Fluffy quinoa offers a crunchy texture to this filling salad. Closely related to Swiss chard and spinach, quinoa is a good source of protein, fiber, and iron. Toast the quinoa before cooking if you prefer a nuttier flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Boil water in a small saucepan. Add quinoa. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes.

Step 2

Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped pistachios, and cook 2 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring frequently. Transfer pistachios to a large bowl; add cooked quinoa and remaining ingredients to bowl. Toss gently to coat.

Ratings & Reviews

csaunders80's Review

May 08, 2012
Personally, I would give this about 3.5 stars. It comes together easily and quickly and has good nutritional numbers. The reason I gave it 5 stars is because my extremely picky childred (22mos. and 5.5yrs) gobbled this stuff up. Neither one of them EVER wants to eat what I fix for dinner unless cheese is the main ingredient! I am still shocked! I will definitely fix this again.

zingaro313's Review

December 01, 2010
Light and tasty, perfect meal for when you don't want to be hungry, but don't want to be stuffed. Have gotten several requests for the recipe. Wonderful.

MaryBethWetli's Review

August 23, 2010
Excellent! Perfect for lunch or dinner. I used pecans instead of pistachios; added the pineapple to the last minute of cooking the quinoa, making it really soft. If I'm out of chicken the next time I want to make this, I'll just add a can of chickpeas instead. Easy, make-ahead, child-friendly.