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Rocket Apple Quinoa Salad

Tender sauteed apples, spicy arugula and protein-rich quinoa tossed with a sweet chili dressings is a yummy meal all by itself.

Tender sauteed apples, spicy arugula and protein-rich quinoa tossed with a sweet chili dressings is a yummy meal all by itself.
Tender sauteed apples, spicy arugula and protein-rich quinoa tossed with a sweet chili dressings is a yummy meal all by itself.

Rocket Apple Quinoa Salad

Tender sauteed apples, spicy arugula and protein-rich quinoa tossed with a sweet chili dressings is a yummy meal all by itself.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter

  • 4 small apples, cored, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce

  • 2 tablespoons apple or orange juice

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives or green onion (green part)

  • 4 cups arugula


Directions:

  1. Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover pan, and simmer for 12 minutes or until water is absorbed.

  2. Meanwhile, heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. When butter is melted, add apples, sugar, and salt. Cook, stirring often, until apples become fork tender. Remove from heat.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together chili sauce, juice, olive oil, and chives or green onion. Season with a pinch of salt.

  4. Add quinoa, arugula, and apples to bowl and toss well to combine.

  5. Serve immediately.


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