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Cherry & Almond Quinoa Salad

Fruit | Grain | Protein | Fat
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Katie's Conscious Kitchen

Ingredients

Grain

  • 1/4 cup 2 oz millet, dry
  • 1/4 cup 2 oz quinoa, dry

Protein

  • 1/2 cup 4 oz dry roasted almonds

Fat

  • 2 Tbsp 1 oz olive oil

Fruit

  • 1 lb fresh cherries pitted and halved

Seasonings

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 3-4 mint leaves
  • 1/2 small red onion minced
  • Pinch of smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Simmer the millet and quinoa in a saucepan with a 1:2 ratio of grains to water until fully cooked and the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let rest for 10 minutes or so, with the lid on. Fluff with a fork and set aside. Chill, if serving cold.
  • Remove the pits from the cherries. (I recommend a cherry pitting tool or a helpful friend or family member)
  • Toss the rest of the ingredients together with the grains in a large bowl.
  • Keeps well in the fridge for a few days.