Curried Quinoa Salad with Peaches & Snow Peas

For Day 2 of BM# 17, I made this Curried Quinoa salad with Nectarines & Snow peas. It's a coincidence that this month's Vegetarian Times magazine has a whole spread of summer's best main-dish salads at can be made in under 30 minutes. This recipe is one of the 5 others that they featured.
Curried Quinoa Salad with Peaches & Snow Peas
I had to buy a jar of mango chutney for this dish, but I think its well worth it. This chutney is sweet and tangy unlike its spicy Indian counterpart (especially the chutneys from South India). The salad itself turned out to be   tangy, spicy & sweet with the addition of the peaches and curry powder. Adding quinoa makes the salad a meal in itself -- hearty and filling.
Curried Quinoa Salad with Peaches & Snow Peas
For Day 2 of BM# 17, I made this Curried Quinoa salad with Nectarines & Snow peas. It's a coincidence that this month's Vegetarian Times magazine has a whole spread of summer's best main-dish salads at can be made in under 30 minutes. This recipe is one of the 5 others that they featured.I had to bu...

Curried Quinoa Salad with Peaches & Snow Peas

Summary

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  • Coursesalad
  • Cuisineamerican
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time50 minutesPT0H50M

Ingredients

Quinoa - , rinsed and drained
1 cup
Peaches - medium, cut into (Nectarines can be used instead)
2 wedges
Snow peas (or use stringless sugar snap peas)
8 oz
Curry Powder - divided
2tbsps
Rice Vinegar (unseasoned preferred)
2½tbsps
Mango chutney (sauce only)
2½tbsps
Olive oil
2½tbsps
Red onion - small, thinly sliced
1
Salad Greens
2 cups
Salt & Pepper
to taste

Steps

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil; add salt and the snow peas for 1½ - 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate with slotted spoon to drain.
  2. Stir quinoa and 1tbsp curry powder into the same pot of boiling water. Cook 14 minutes or until quinoa is tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, make the dressing by whisking together the remaining 1tbsp curry powder, chutney sauce, vinegar and oil in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Toss together snow peas, peaches and onion in a large bowl. Add the salad greens.
  5. Drain quino, and rinse under cold water to cool; drian again.
  6. Add quinoa and dressing to the salad, and toss to coat. Serve & Enjoy!!
Curried Quinoa Salad with Peaches & Snow Peas

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked up for BM# 17.

Curried Quinoa Salad with Peaches & Snow Peas
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