Quinoa Salad with Apricots and Snap Peas

This tasty salad combines protein packed quinoa with fresh vegetables like snap peas and red onion, arugula, chopped herbs, sweet apricots and crunchy pistachios all drizzled with a simple, homemade honey mustard dressing.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 Mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 Mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 Mins

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 lb snap peas, trimmed
  • 1/3 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup pistachio nuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 cups packed arugula

Instructions

  • This Middle Eastern inspired Quinoa salad is a simple and refreshing dish mixed with leafy greens, sweet apricots and fresh herbs all tossed with a homemade honey mustard dressing.

    Step 1

  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions. Cool completely.

    Step 2

  • In a large bowl, toss quinoa with oil, lemon juice, Dijon, honey, salt and pepper. Stir in snap peas, red onion, apricots, pistachios, mint and parsley until well coated. Toss in arugula just before serving.

    Tips

    For added sweetness, garnish with 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds if desired.

     

The Perfect Salad

If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy salads, this mix is it! We believe the key to preparing any great salad lies in using quality ingredients and a great dressing.

To make any great dish, you need a great base. We’ve chosen to use a blend of protein packed red, black and white Success® Quinoa that cooks up perfectly in just 10 minutes! Quinoa is a wonderful and hearty addition to vegetarian salads without needing to add meat.

Once it has cooled, mix in a blend of nutritious vegetables like snap peas and red onion along with sweet dried apricots. Don’t forget the crunchy pistachios and freshly chopped herbs like mint and parsley with leafy arugula.

After you’ve compiled your ingredients, drizzle on your simple, homemade dressing made with a blend of olive oil, citrusy lemon juice, dijon mustard, honey and salt and pepper to taste. Once you’ve found the perfect blend of flavor, why not double the batch and save some for your next salad like this Easy Green Goddess Summer Quinoa Salad.

Make ahead Meal

Make this salad ahead of time and bring it with you to the office for a perfect lunch on the go or a refreshing dinner when you need something quick and tasty! Remember to reserve the dressing off to the side and drizzle on when ready to enjoy.