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

42 Reviews for Toasted Quinoa Salad with Scallops & Snow Peas


I wish that this recipe wowed me like it did everyone else. I thought it was bland and didn't love the way the flavors came together.

Wowser! A GOODIE

This was a delicious dish. I followed the recipe but knew as soon as I saw it, it would need something for a little more kick. I used 1/2 cup fresh cilantro and I added a seeded chilie pepper. Was perfect for our tastes. Thanks for a great idea. I am going to try it next with grilled chicken.

no cons, al pros. Very good satisfying meal
Super tasty and filling!

First off, let me just say, I made a mistake and added 3 tbs soy sauce to the dressing. I was quickly transcribing the recipe from my computer and somewhere there was a glitch. In spite of this, my husband and I both loved this. He is the one that pointed out it was a bit salty. Honestly, it was salty but not too salty to enjoy since there was no table salt added.
This is a slightly prep-intensive recipe since there is a bit of chopping and dicing and a few bowls involved but it is well worth it. I used jumbo shrimp instead of scallops and it was fantastic.
I served it with another EW recipe---Elise's Sesame Noodles. My husband figured out that mixing the noodles with the quinoa salad cut the saltiness and tasted delish to boot.
We ate this accompanied by a bottle of Yellow-Tail Pinot Gris. Cheap but nice.
I'm psyched to have leftovers for my lunch tomorrow.

Toasted Quinoa Salad with (Shrimp)
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I've only made this without the scallops so far, but I think it's a really nice base recipe you can play around with depending on what you have on hand.


This was my first experience cooking quinoa, and I'll definitely make it again. It was so good I called my sister over to try it :)


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