Bacon Quinoa Salad with Garlic Lime Honey Dressing

Bacon Quinoa Salad With Garlic Lime Honey Dressing Recipe

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Judith Hannemann


Nutty quinoa combines with smoky bacon and a lively dressing for this main-course salad.

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30 Min
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4 slice
bacon, cooked
1/2 lb
sugar snap peas
1 1/2 c
quino, dry
2 c
chicken stock
1/3 c
pumpkin seeds
2 tsp
sesame seeds
1/2 tsp
olive oil
1/4 tsp


juice of one lime
3 Tbsp
olive oil
2 clove
garlic, finely minced
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Bacon Quinoa Salad with Garlic Lime Honey Dressing


  • 1Blanch snap peas for one minute in boiling water. Remove immediately and place in a bowl of ice water. Remove from ice water after 2 minutes, drain and pat dry. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • 2Cook bacon by method of choice (I used the microwave) until crisp. Drain and set aside.
  • 3Bring the 2 cups of stock to a boil in a large saucepan. Add quinoa and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.. Note: I use a rice cooker to prepare quinoa as it cooks exactly like rice. Fluff quinoa and transfer to a bowl and let it come to room temperature.
  • 4In a small frypan, add the pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds. Cook over low heat, stirring, until roasted and fragrant. Add the olive oil and salt and stir.
  • 5In another bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and stir well.
  • 6Add the pumpkin seed/sesame see mixture to quinoa. Add the snap peas. Combine all well. Add dressing and toss. Crumble bacon. Top salad with crumbled bacon.
  • 7May be served chilled or at room temperature. Serves 4.
    Suggested wine: Any white, particularly Chardonnay.

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