Toasted Quinoa Salad with Scallops & Snow Peas

March/April 2009

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This scallop-studded quinoa salad gets an exciting texture from crunchy snow peas, red bell pepper and scallions. Feel free to substitute shrimp or thin slices of chicken for the scallops.

"Very good and not hard to make. Didn't have any rice vinegar so used 3 parts white vinegar to 1 part water. Also added crushed black pepper to give a bit more flavour. "
Toasted Quinoa Salad with Scallops & Snow Peas Recipe

38 Reviews for Toasted Quinoa Salad with Scallops & Snow Peas

One word, Awesome!!!

I really loved this dish, at first I was a little bit skeptical because I never had quinoa before trying this meal. There were two things I did not have in my kitchen, canola oil nor rice vinegar. Even without them both, it was still great. Im so happy I've tried this dish!!! Plus, quinoa came out prefectly..


I subbed in chicken and sugar snaps. I browned the chicken in another pan and once the quinoa was done toasting and the garlic was added, I added the chicken to boil with the water. Chicken turned out tender and the veggies were great. I wanted to add a sweet component to counteract the salty and added ~1/4 cup apricot jelly and it came out great.

Great flavors!
Toasted Quinoa with Chicken and Sugar Snaps

It just tastes like mush, i prefer being fat!

my dog liked it...
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Anonymous wrote 1 year 4 weeks ago

Perhaps bad food handling in

Perhaps bad food handling in the kitchen? Cross contamination and poor hand washing?

Roasted Quinoa Salad

I haven't made this yet because i didn't know whether to rinse the quinoa before or after toasting it. Another Eating Well recipe says to roast it first, then rinse it and add it to the water to cook. That makes sense when I think about it, because roasting wet quinoa would steam it first.

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Anonymous wrote 2 years 5 weeks ago

You rinse it before, but

You rinse it before, but really I haven't bought any quinoa that has needed rinsing. I wouldn't bother if it is good quality quinoa. This is a great recipe.

Delicious and healthy

Easy to make and delicious weeknight meal. I used the same ingredients and followed the instructions, except to quickly sautee the snow peas as we don't want them to taste too raw. Came out great and still crunchy! My husband said I should make it again...


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