Growing Out On A Limb

Quinoa l’Orange Salad

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I first saw this in an Oxygen magazine but never snapped a pic and put it in my recipe collection here.  I seem to crave it so I’ve made it several times since.

It’s really simple to make, really clean, and fresh-tasting… it tastes like summer to me for some reason.  And of course quinoa is super healthy.  The picture doesn’t make it look like much but it’s definitely worth a try!


The original recipe is here (and below).  I usually just zest and juice an orange to get the juice and the rind called for in the recipe.


2 cups water

1 cup quinoa, rinsed well

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

1/4 cup celery, diced

2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

1/4 cup orange juice

1 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 Tsp fresh grated orange rind

1/4 tsp sea salt

Fresh ground black pepper, to taste


Bring water to a boil in a small pot.  Add quinoa.  Return to a boil and simmer until water is absorbed, approximately 15 mins.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Add tomatoes , celery, and parley to a bowl.  Mix together with quinoa.

Whisk together remaining ingredients to make the dressing.  Pour over salad and toss well to combine.



Author: furrychocolates

30-something living in New Brunswick, Canada. Married with two adorable boys, piano player and teacher, curler, and enjoy all types of sewing and crafting.

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