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Quinoa Salad with Barberries & Nuts

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $2.3

$2.30 per serving

3 people like this recipe

3 likes

This recipe is ready in 30 minutes

Ready in 30 minutes

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spoonacular Score:92%

Spoonacular Score: 92%

 

Quinoa Salad with Barberries & Nuts requires roughly 30 minutes from start to finish. This recipe serves 4 and costs $2.3 per serving. One portion of this dish contains approximately 16g of protein, 19g of fat, and a total of 477 calories. 1 person were glad they tried this recipe. Head to the store and pick up dried barberries, water, mint, and a few other things to make it today. It works well as a reasonably priced main course. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and vegan diet. It is brought to you by Foodista. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 93%, which is outstanding. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Quinoa Salad with Dried Fruit and Nuts, Quinoa Salad with Summer Veggies and Pine Nuts, and Cold Quinoa Salad With Chicken, Pine Nuts & Feta.

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Ingredients

Servings:
10.58 oz
10.58 oz quinoa
quinoa
1.59 qt
1.59 qt water
water
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
1.76 oz
1.76 oz dried barberries
dried barberries
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps slivered almonds
slivered almonds
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps pistachios
pistachios
1.06 oz
1.06 oz coriander
coriander
3 sprigs
3 sprigs mint
mint
10.58 oz quinoa
10.58 oz
quinoa
1.59 qt water
1.59 qt
water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
1.76 oz dried barberries
1.76 oz
dried barberries
4 Tbsps slivered almonds
4 Tbsps
slivered almonds
2 Tbsps pistachios
2 Tbsps
pistachios
1.06 oz coriander
1.06 oz
coriander
3 sprigs mint
3 sprigs
mint

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
sieve
sieve
pot
pot
sauce pan
sauce pan
sieve
sieve
pot
pot


Instructions

  1. Put the quinoa in a sieve and rinse under running water. Drain.
  2. Pour the boiling water over quinoa in a medium saucepan.
  3. Add salt, stir well and cook over medium-low heat until quinoa is cooked through but still has a bite in the center. Drain in a sieve.
  4. Pick over the barberries, rinse in a sieve and dry on kitchen paper.
  5. While the quinoa is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a saucepan over medium heat and lightly toast the almond slivers. Add the slivered pistachios, then the rest of the oil and the rinsed barberries. Cook briefly until the barberries are shiny and a little puffed.
  6. Save a tablespoon of the barberry and nut mix and a tablespoon of the chopped herbs for garnishing the finished dish.
  7. Mix all of the remaining nut and barberry mix, herbs and quinoa.
  8. Return to the pot and place on low heat. Cover with a lid and cook for ten minutes or until completely heated through and steam is rising.
  9. Turn into a serving dish and fluff with a fork.
  10. Add a little extra olive oil and a twist of black pepper if you wish.
  11. Sprinkle the quinoa with the rest of the berry-nut mix and chopped herbs and serve on its own as a main dish or as a side dish.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.30
Ingredient
300 grams quinoa
2 tablespoons olive oil
50 grams dried barberries
4 tablespoons slivered almonds
2 tablespoons pistachios
30 grams coriander
3 sprigs mint
Price
$2.68
$0.33
$3.26
$0.71
$0.29
$1.86
$0.07
$9.21

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Quinoa is super healthy. Read more about its health benefits here.

Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • If you've never made quinoa before, be sure to rinse it well before you prepare it. The easiest way is to put it in a fine-mesh strainer and run water over it from the sink. Skipping this step could result in bitter, even soapy tasting quinoa because quinoa's natural coating tastes pretty bad. Quinoa sold in supermarkets is often pre-rinsed, but its better to be safe than sorry, right?

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

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Nutritional Information

Quickview
477 Calories
15g Protein
19g Total Fat
63g Carbs
93% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
477
24%

Fat
19g
29%

  Saturated Fat
2g
13%

Carbohydrates
63g
21%

  Sugar
1g
1%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
620mg
27%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
15g
31%

Manganese
2mg
114%

Vitamin K
106µg
101%

Magnesium
235mg
59%

Vitamin C
42mg
52%

Phosphorus
446mg
45%

Folate
166µg
42%

Iron
7mg
40%

Copper
0.79mg
39%

Vitamin E
5mg
37%

Fiber
7g
31%

Vitamin B1
0.42mg
28%

Vitamin B2
0.46mg
27%

Potassium
870mg
25%

Vitamin B6
0.49mg
25%

Zinc
3mg
21%

Calcium
172mg
17%

Selenium
9µg
13%

Vitamin B3
2mg
12%

Vitamin A
496IU
10%

Vitamin B5
0.65mg
6%

covered percent of daily need

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