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French Fridays with Dorie – Quinoa, Fruit, and Nut Salad

“There was an Old Person of Fife,
Who was greatly disgusted with life;
They sang him a ballad,
and fed him on salad,
Which cured that Old Person of Fife.”

– Edward Lear, that limerick writing dude of the 1800s

They must have given the Old Person of Fife one of these…


My 4-pound warehouse club bag of quinoa is now down to 1.3 pounds after making this recipe.  Every time I cook quinoa, I wonder how could I have been so oblivious of it.  I used to travel to South America frequently and wouldn’t give it a second look.  For my interpretation of the quinoa, fruit, and nut salad recipe in Around My French Table, this week’s selection for French Fridays with Dorie, I studded the cooked grains with golden raisins (from the Beggar’s Linguine shopping spree), dried cranberries, toasted walnuts, and almonds.  I wish I hadn’t eaten all of my dried apricots last week!  They would have been great here too.

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