A chilled salad is the perfect side dish for a hot summer day. This STRAWBERRY ALMOND QUINOA is delicious and easy side dish to throw together for a picnic, party, or weeknight summer supper!
I love quinoa! It’s seriously so easy to make and will take on just about any flavors you add to it. My favorite thing to do is use it as a side dish (instead of pasta). Whether it’s a hot, savory side or a chilled sweet side…it is scrumptious.
Strawberries and almonds are a perfect flavor combination for me. They go great together in just about everything from oatmeal to pie to salad to this quinoa!
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If you’ve never made quinoa before it’s super easy and very similar to cooking rice on the stove top. It’s a 2:1 water to quinoa ratio, but the most important thing to remember when cooking quinoa is to rinse it really well under cool water before cooking. It sounds like a step you could skip….but don’t. If you do, your quinoa could end up really bitter and that’s no fun when you take your first bite. Just take a minute and rinse it well under cool water.
Looking for more quinoa ideas? I love this Orange Scallion Quinoa and this Vegetarian Quinoa Salad. This Strawberry Almond Quinoa and the other two are great for summer and make excellent BBQ or picnic side dishes.
- 1 cup dry quinoa
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Cook quinoa according to package instructions. And chill completely in the refrigerator for several hours.
- Stir in strawberries, almonds, and honey. Serve cold as a side salad.
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