Quinoa Apple Salad
1/4 cup raw almonds
1 cup quinoa
2 cups filtered water
1 Tbsp shallot, minced
1 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Granny Smith apple, diced thin
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, chopped
1.) Coarsely chop almonds in food processor.
2.) Rinse quinoa thoroughly in a fine sieve. Drain well. Bring 2 cups filtered water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add quinoa. Return to a boil. Stir quinoa. Cover and reduce heat to Low. Simmer until quinoa is tender but still chewy, about 15 minutes (follow package instructions). Fluff quinoa with a fork and let cool.
3.) Whisk together shallot, curry powder, salt, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Season with pepper. Whisking constantly, stream in olive oil, whisking until dressing is emulsified. Add quinoa, apple, mint, and nuts. Mix well to combine. Serve.