Quinoa, Nectarine, Pistachio Salad Recipe

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This is a light, quick & easy salad. Gluten free, very tasty & filling. My kids enjoyed the salad just as much as I did.

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Servings: 4 servings


Cost per serving $3.04 view details


  1. In a fine mesh strainer, rinse the quinoa under cold water until water runs clear
  2. Place quinoa & water in a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Once at a boil reduce heat to meduim/medium low, cover & cook 10-15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. When done, the grain appears translucent and the germ ring will be visible. Allow quinoa to cool.
  3. Mix mustard, dill, garlic, shallot, lemon zest & juice, vinegar & honey. Add salt & pepper to taste. Slowly whisk in oil to creat dressing.
  4. When quinioa is cooled, add chopped nectarine, pistachios & dressing. Toss to coat. If serving immediately top with crumbled goat cheese. If chilling, top with goat cheese when ready to serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 325g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 441  
Calories from Fat 216 49%
Total Fat 24.5g 31%
Saturated Fat 6.57g 26%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 197mg 8%
Potassium 510mg 15%
Total Carbs 44.55g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5.5g 18%
Sugars 12.78g 9%
Protein 13.59g 22%



  • Bob Vincent
    June 8, 2012
    Hi Bud:
    This sounds very good. I have added it to my Try Soon folder. A nice combination of flavors and textures. I have plenty of Quinoa on hand and good fresh fruit will be showing up at the farmers markets soon. Well done. Thanks for sharing!

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