Summer Squash and Red Quinoa Salad with Walnuts Recipe | Epicurious.com

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Susan Miller

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For this pretty side or meatless main salad, use medium and small squash for the best flavor. Quinoa and walnuts (or a grain and nut of your choosing) add heft.

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Serves:
Makes 4 to 6 servings
Prep:
20 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

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    1/2 cup red or other quinoa, rinsed in a fine-mesh sieve, drained
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    2 teaspoons kosher salt plus more for seasoning
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    1 pound assorted summer squash
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    2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan plus 1/4 cup shaved with a peeler
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    1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
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    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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    1 tablespoon Sherry vinegar
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    6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
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    Freshly ground black pepper
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    1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
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    1/2 cup walnuts, toasted
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    1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn

How to Make Summer Squash and Red Quinoa Salad with Walnuts Recipe | Epicurious.com

Step-by-Step

  1. Bring quinoa and 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Season with salt, cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until quinoa is tender but not mushy, saucepan.
  3. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes.
    Uncover; fluff with a fork and let cool.
  4. Cut squash into 1/8"-thick slices, some lengthwise and some crosswise. Transfer to a large bowl, season with 2 teaspoons salt, and toss to coat.
  5. Let sit until slightly wilted, about 15 minutes.
  6. Rinse under cold water and drain well. Pat dry with paper towels.
  7. Whisk grated Parmesan, zest, juice, and vinegar in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in oil.
  8. Season dressing with salt and pepper.
  9. Combine squash, quinoa, parsley, walnuts, and basil in a large bowl. Pour dressing over; toss to coat. Garnish with shaved Parmesan.
  10. Per serving: 350 calories, 29 g fat, 3 g fiber
    Nutritional analysis provided by Bon App├ętit

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About Summer Squash and Red Quinoa Salad with Walnuts Recipe | Epicurious.com

Course/Dish: Rice Sides, Other Salads, Salads
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American




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