From Chef Oonagh Williams of Royal Temptations Catering
1. Combine all dressing ingredients and mix well. Drizzle over cooked quinoa.
2. Add remaining ingredients and stir until the dressing and ingredients are well incorporated. Let sit for an hour or more to let the flavors meld.
Tips & Alternatives:
Add more nuts and feta cheese on top as a finishing touch.
Don’t add spinach – it will wilt and turn brown.
Try adding chopped apple for a fresh bite. Toss it in with some orange slices – the acidity will keep the apple from browning, and it’s better than adding lemon juice mixed with water.
Other quinoa salad options:
Remember to rinse the quinoa before cooking to get rid of the saponin (natural insect repellent on the quinoa grains) smell and taste. Put quinoa in the sieve and run cold water through it for a few minutes. I frequently rub the grains at the same time.