Sprouted Quinoa Salad with Apricots

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Quinoa is a rich source of dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin E and phosphorus. Quinoa is also gluten-free, making it a good grain substitute for people with wheat sensitivities. Sprouting produces enzymes which aid digestion and also helps the absorption of minerals. For easy directions on sprouting quinoa, check out these instructions from Healy eats real. If you’re searching for a light summer salad, look no further! This light and delicious salad features sprouted quinoa along with fresh apricots, oakleaf lettuce, onion and a basic white balsamic vinaigrette. It's perfect for the lunch or a picnic.

SaladWhite Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 150 g Quinoa
  • 1 head Oakleaf lettuce
  • 1 Small red onion, sliced
  • 8 Fresh apricots, pitted and quartered
  • 30 ml Balsamic Bianco
  • 10 ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 100 ml Extra virgin olive oil
  • 20 ml Macadamia oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Combine all the ingredients into your jar or shaker and seal well. Shake vigorously to thoroughly mix together all ingredients and emulsify the oils and mustard. Shake vigorously before use.
  2. Rinse quinoa thoroughly and place in a jar or bowl and cover generously with cold water. Let quinoa soak for about 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Drain and rinse the quinoa. Place a piece of cloth over the neck of the jar and secure with a rubber band.Place jar in a bowl with the cloth covered side down so the excess water will drain out. You can drain the quinoa in a colander lined with a kitchen towel. Repeat this rinsing step twice a day for two days. You will see little thread-like sprouts coming from the quinoa.
  4. The sprouted quinoa can be eaten raw or if preferred, just cook them with equal parts of water for about 20 minutes.
  5. Place sprouted quinoa, oakleaf lettuce, sliced red onions and quartered apricots in a mixing bowl. Dress with vinaigrette and toss until well combined.

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Jasna Varcakovic 26/5/14 05:52

Delightful combination; so pretty and healthy!

Sue/the view from great island 26/5/14 06:36
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Sue/the view from great island 26/5/14 06:37

You come up with the best recipes, Angie! I used to make sprouts all the time, and I've just gotten out of the habit, thanks for the inspiration to get back into it!

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 26/5/14 06:53

Just spotted this beauty on Pinterest and I love it Angie. It's so full of colour and summer freshness. I really like the addition of apricot too which I feel is one of the most underused yet yummy and nutritious fruits... beautiful salad.

Gloria Baker 26/5/14 07:34

How beautiful salad Angies and Im sure is delicious I love apricots!

Jessica Hylton 26/5/14 07:59

I love every part of quinoa, and I am in love with this salad Angie! You're always so creative with your colours!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 26/5/14 08:58

Scrumptiously healthy!



thecompletecookbook 26/5/14 09:31

Wow. sprouted quinoa - fabulous! A superb combo using apricots.
have a wonderful day Angie.
:-) Mandy xo

Caroline Taylor 26/5/14 11:38

This looks so nice. I bet it's good with the sweet apricots.

Elzbieta Hester 26/5/14 11:54

I don't know how you come up with these dressings, Angie. Not to mention this fantastic veggie/fruit combo!

ela h.
Gray Apron

Beth 26/5/14 12:04

What a beautiful salad! The apricots take it right over the top. Have a great week, Angie!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 26/5/14 12:17

Lovely combination and so pretty too.

Medeja 26/5/14 13:04

Yummy! I love using fruit for salad :)

Ashley 26/5/14 13:49

Mmmm I love grain salads like this! And with the fresh apricots ... I need to get some of those!

Magda 26/5/14 15:03

Beautiful and so simple. Next time I get my hands on apricots I will do it.

Blog do Chocolate 26/5/14 15:32

The summer approaches and nothing better than a lovely salad like this one !
I loved the ingredientes you have used to make it ! :)


Michael Toa 26/5/14 15:43

Gosh! that salad looks so good. The colour is so vibrant and inviting.

Food For Tots 26/5/14 16:25

Thanks for sharing this healthy salad! I have never tried sprouted quinoa before. Looks very inviting!

Ann Low 26/5/14 16:58

Angie, Always love your breads and salads. They look beautiful and healthy! Thumbs Up!

lena 26/5/14 17:06

great to learn abt the sprouting the quinoa. Pretty salad and looks so vibrant!

Nammi 26/5/14 18:36

oh I didnt know you can make sprouts with them

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 26/5/14 20:36

Now I want to try sprouting some quinoa! What a beautiful salad, Angie.

Mary Callan 26/5/14 22:46

very creative, healthy and so delicious - love apricots

Norma Chang 27/5/14 01:37

I sprout many different seeds but never thought of sprouting quinoa, will definitely give it try.

Lady Lilith 27/5/14 02:13

We recently joined the whole quinoa craze. I am always looking for new recipes as it is super healthy and full of flavor. Thank you for sharing your dish.

Nippon Nin 27/5/14 02:17

Beautiful pics! And sprouting quinoa is interesting process. Love to try thismethod.

I made flourless peanuts butter cookies with much younger girls (8 to 11 years girl) they loved it! I will post the pic on my next post.

Velva 27/5/14 02:39

I am loving the apricots in this healthy grain saald. It is not often that I see apricots being used- I like it.


Chris Scheuer 27/5/14 02:44

I love quinoa but have never sprouted it. Something I will definitely have to try. Your salad is beautiful Angie. I love the vibrant colors.

Regina @ LeelaLicious 27/5/14 03:00

This sounds like such a delicious summer salad! Thank you for link to sprouting quinoa. HAVE to try that!

Liz Berg 27/5/14 03:00

I wish I could get decent fresh apricots! I love everything about this salad!!!

Kelly 27/5/14 04:29

I love all your creative salads Angie, this sprouted quinoa one sounds fantastic! Love the fresh apricots in here too :)

Monica 27/5/14 05:11

Great salad for the summer months ahead! And sprouting - so much to learn! Thanks

Katerina 27/5/14 08:47

I can see we are all in salad mood lately! lol This is such a refreshing and delicious salad Angie!

Eliza Setiawan 27/5/14 10:02

wow what a pretty salad you got there!

Emma @ Fork and Good 27/5/14 10:30

That bowl of apricots looks amazing, yum! Love the pictures, sprouted Quinoa looks pretty easy, might give it a go :)

Esther Lau 27/5/14 10:58

I love apricot, this must a delicious salad!

Hema Vijai 27/5/14 11:44

Lovely combination, colorful and healthy salad..

Michael Chen 27/5/14 14:02

Love the idea of sprouted quinoa - I haven't tried that before but I've read about the health benefits of sprouted grains/seeds.

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 27/5/14 14:18

Love white balsamic anything Angie - combined with quinoa and apricots? Wow, just wow! I can't imagine how great that must be. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Amelia 27/5/14 15:04

Hi Angie, very refreshing and healthy salad. Love the color, very inviting. Thanks for sharing.

Have a nice day,regards.

Asmita 27/5/14 15:04

Love the salad Angie! Absolutely fantastic!!

Veena Theagarajan 27/5/14 15:22

healthy and refreshing salad

Shashi Charles 27/5/14 15:40

nom nom - love this refreshing salad - gorgeous photos!

Susan 27/5/14 17:09

I love sprouts and this lovely salad would be a perfect entree with our 90-degree temperatures! XOXO

Shibi Thomas 27/5/14 17:39

Beautiful salad & loved the pics too!!! Thanks for sharing the idea of sprouted Quinoa in salads!!

Pam 27/5/14 18:13

Looks beautiful and healthy.

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 27/5/14 20:27

So glad you blogged about sprouts again because I forgot to take note last time and I want to try again. And this recipe will be at the top of the ones to make. I can't wait for apricots here to be ripe.

Mary Frances 27/5/14 23:30

Those colors are stunning!

Guru Uru 27/5/14 23:34

Sprouts are my favourites, and delicious apricots with them :D

Choc Chip Uru

Rosita Vargas 28/5/14 03:48

Me gustó su receta colorida se ve muy deliciosa con quinoa ,abrazos

tigerfish 28/5/14 03:56

Sprouted quinoa makes it a better superfood, isn't it? A great summer salad.

Kitchen Belleicious 28/5/14 04:19

the apricots are a surprise and nice addition. I would have never thought to include them. Love this

Muna Kenny 28/5/14 13:30

You always wow me with your new and healthy recipes! Pinned it and will try it soon :)

Barbara Bakes 28/5/14 13:48

What a beautiful, colorful salad. So fresh and summery.

Joanne 28/5/14 14:19

What a beautiful salad! If I had realized sprouting quinoa was so easy I would have done it ages ago!

Chaya 28/5/14 14:48

I love coming here. Always find the best photos and recipes.

Pilar. Cook and Spoon 28/5/14 16:12

I really love fruit in my salads. It is the perfect way to make people eat more fruit.

Gourmet Getaways 28/5/14 16:54

You made a good choice of ingredients, with each one offering a unique taste. Combining them in this salad will give a burst of flavours. Thanks for sharing!

Gourmet Getaways

Catherine 28/5/14 18:06

What a beautiful salad Angie!! It is fresh and healthy and I love apricots.. Blessings dear .Catherine

Sokehah Cheah 28/5/14 18:42

This salad looks so attractive and the taste must be addictive too!

Cheri Savory Spoon 28/5/14 19:58

Hi Angie, what a wonderful post, I am definitely trying this sprouting method with quinoa, your salad looks amazing!

Kari Lindsay 28/5/14 20:07

Super healthy, and I always love a good vinaigrette! Can't wait to try sprouting my quinoa!

Raven Cauthon 28/5/14 20:19

I love all the colors in this!!! It sounds great! I love sprouted grains, so delicious and good for you!

Debra Eliotseats 28/5/14 23:42

I never thought about sprouting the stuff. Great idea and a great salad,

lisa h. 29/5/14 05:18

Brilliant idea Angie :D and the salad looks amazing
never try sprouting quinoa before, am trying this too :)

My Kitchen Stories 29/5/14 06:27

Looks healthy and colourful. What a great idea to sprout quinoa.

lenia 29/5/14 11:31

I have never sprouted quinoa.This is a great idea! Delicious salad!

kitchen flavours 29/5/14 11:36

Such a beautiful salad, Angie! The touch of the apricot makes it really appealing!

Rebecca Subbiah 29/5/14 14:14

this looks great and I never thought of sprouting it cool

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com 29/5/14 15:18

I really like quinoa, but I've never had it sprouted. And I've just started noticing apricots at the market, always an exciting time for me! This is a lovely combination of flavors and textures.

Priya Suresh 29/5/14 16:24

Cant ask more, wat a healthy and nutritious salad.

Devon 29/5/14 20:04

Sprouted anything feels so healthy not to mention the bragging rights that come with sprouting yourself!

Erica 29/5/14 23:05

Wonderful combination of textures, colors and flavors,Angie! Great salad recipe!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 29/5/14 23:24

You have done it again, Angie. Love this dressing, too! And I bet it would taste great with dried apricots, too!

Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes 30/5/14 00:32

I haven't tried sprouting my quinoa before. But that is great to know that it can make it more nutritious and easily digested. Thank you for sharing a great recipe idea and information.

grace 30/5/14 02:20

i definitely don't eat enough apricots! this is a lovely salad, angie.

Reeni 30/5/14 03:42

I have to try these quinoa sprouts Angie! I love this healthy and gorgeous salad! I bet the sprouts are delicious.

mjskit 30/5/14 05:19

Hoping we get some great apricots this year. I'd love to make this salad! Wonderful combination of ingredients Angie!

Tisa Jacob 30/5/14 05:46

I'm getting to love quinoa, especially after seeing some of your beautiful recipes:-) this looks so good, Angie, white balsamic dressing would compliment it well.

Couscous & Consciousness 30/5/14 09:37

What a stunning looking salad. I love quinoa, but I've never tried it sprouted - I obviously need to give this a go.

Amy (Savory Moments) 30/5/14 12:29

What a lovely salad! Apricots are one of my favorite fresh fruits - so bright, colorful, and tasty! They won't be ready here for a couple months, but i really like the idea of using them in a salad.

mr. pineapple man 30/5/14 16:19

oh Angie! Looks delicious and healthy too!

Ann Jones 31/5/14 02:29

I love when apricots are in season! I need to try this recipe this summer, quinoa is so good for you!

Gwen 31/5/14 02:44

This is brilliant! I love sprouting just about everything but don't do it often enough. Love the apricots in here, perfect. perfect. perfect!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 31/5/14 04:48

So summery and refreshing! Love sprouted quinoa salads :)

Pamela 31/5/14 20:23

Hi Angie! This is my kind of salad, only I have never done the quinoa sprouts, I'll look into the directions in the site you mention. I love apricots, we live in an organic community farm, we have plenty of avocados and then all kinds of other fruit trees, our apricots are amazing, can't wait for summer to make this salad (here in Chile we are entering winter, all the other way round!). Woh, I keep and keep talking :) Big hugs

motherrimmy 31/5/14 20:47

I was just listening to a podcast on sprouting. I can't wait to try this with the quinoa in my pantry!

Alida 1/6/14 23:49

So tasty this salad with quinoa. Love the addition of apricots.

noobcook 2/6/14 12:38

your salad looks absolutely beautiful!

Amy 2/6/14 21:17

I see some gorgeous apricots in the market this morning! Ah....I should have gotten some home. I would love to try this yummy and healthy salad!

EA-The Spicy RD 3/6/14 23:34

Beautiful salad! ALMOST too pretty to eat :-) Love the sweet savory combo and excited to try this!

Pam 6/6/14 19:45

This has to be delicious and it's pretty too!

Karen Harris 7/6/14 05:47

Talk about a genius recipe! This is defintely one. I can't wait to sprout my own quinoa and impress my friends and family.


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