A very summery quinoa salad (Citrus and mint quinoa salad)

Hiker’s salad recommended by Indus International Kitchen. Now all I need to do is pick up some harissa and walnuts.

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Quinoa is so versatile. You can do pretty much anything with it – make quinoa upma, use in salads or even soups and also use to make burgers.! Truly versatile. Plus so healthy for you.  Hence I always have a stock of quinoa on hand in my pantry.  It’s one of my favorite and ‘easy to make lunch specials’ for work.

IMG_1495Two weeks ago I went ‘nectarine picking’. Yes all by myself – well not quite I guess since rest of the family waited in the car while I was determined to pick my favorite nectarines and peaches even though it was pouring cats and dogs. Well people, it was the last weekend for peaches and how could I not pick?

IMG_1497Anyways I made a delicious minty quinoa salad with nectarines and oranges!  For the dressing, I used a dash of harissa paste, which has coriander and cilantro in…

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About Caliche Chick

I retired from a career as an Environmental Scientist and Botanist. My first career was teaching science and English as a Second Language (ESL), and content classes for ESL students at the middle school level. I also taught introductory biology at the community college level. I have an avid interest in plants that grow with little to no irrigation. I also keep a vegetable garden, fruit trees, and back yard chickens. When I am not in my yard, I am taking Construction Technology Classes at Victor Valley College and working on my "fixer upper" home.
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One Response to A very summery quinoa salad (Citrus and mint quinoa salad)

  1. Pingback: Minty Mung Bean and Nectarine Salad | Caliche Challenge

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