Belgian Endive with Dried Cherry Quinoa Salad

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Easy Recipe

BELGIAN ENDIVE WITH DRIED CHERRY QUINOA SALAD

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock or broth
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh chives
  • 1 T chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 24 Belgian endive spears
  • 3 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 T white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 t stone ground mustard
  • 1/4 t sea salt or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh sieve; drain well. Bring stock and quinoa to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 12 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork, then let cool. Whisk together all dressing ingredients and stir into quinoa with cherries, chives and thyme. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Stir in walnuts and spoon into endive spears. Garnish with fresh thyme sprigs, if desired.

Makes 8 servings.

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