Quinoa and Blueberry Salad

Quinoa and Blueberry Salad with Pistachios

Wait, another recipe with quinoa? Seems like I am in a rut, but how can you not love the nutty taste of quinoa mixed with blueberries. Even better this recipe adds pistachios to the mix, resulting in an amazing, palate pleasing dish.

Frequent readers know I have been on a quinoa kick lately. While I cook it frequently I still appreciated the description this author used on how she prepares it. In particular toasting the quinoa before adding the liquid is her secret for making the flavor of the quinoa really pop – and something I will start doing all the time going forward.

With local blueberries now in abundance this recipe seemed to be perfect – combining my favorite grain, my favorite berry and as a bonus my favorite nut. The dressing for this salad blends (among other ingredients) ginger and lemon zest, which gives me an excuse to use my microplane zester – which is my favorite kitchen gadget. Perfect all around!

Recipe: Quinoa and Blueberry Salad with Pistachios

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