Julie Van Rosendaal's quinoa and apple salad

A recipe for a refreshing apple and quinoa salad with warm curry spices.

Julie Van Rosendaal salad recipe

Notable Canadian food writer and blogger Julie Van Rosedaal of Dinner with Julie celebrates apple month with this salad packed with B.C. apples, quinoa, chickpeas and feta.

If you like what Julie Van Rosendaal is cookin' up here, you can go to AppleMonth.com and vote for her dish, helping her win and provide $1000 to The Calgay Food Bank!

Quinoa and apple salad

1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1/4 cup golden or sunalta raisins
1 19-oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 tbsp fresh parsley, roughly chopped
1/2 cup crumbled feta
1 tart B.C. Tree Fruits apple, skin on, diced
1/4 cup canola or olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp liquid honey
1/4 tsp yellow curry powder
1/2 cup toasted walnuts or almonds

Cook quinoa according to package directions, and set aside in a wide salad bowl to cool. Add the raisins while the quinoa is still warm so they plump up.

Once cooled, add the chickpeas, parsley, feta and apple.

Shake the olive oil, lemon juice, honey and curry powder together in a jar, and drizzle over the quinoa salad. Toss, then sprinkle with nuts just before serving.

Serves 4
Prep Time:
5 minutes
Cook Time:
10 minutes