Escarole Salad with Red Quinoa and Hazelnuts

Chef Marco Canora likes quinoa, a high-protein seed, because it mimics the satisfying texture and starchiness of a grain. He uses it in this crunchy and fresh winter salad.

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  • Servings: 4 to 6
KEY: Salads

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  • 1/4 cup red quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon honey
  • Fine sea salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 head of escarole, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 Granny Smith apple—halved, cored and thinly sliced on a mandoline
  • 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped

How to make this recipe

  1. In a medium saucepan of boiling water, cook the quinoa just until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain well and spread 
out on a baking sheet to cool.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil with the vinegar and honey. Season with salt 
and pepper. Add the escarole, apple, hazelnuts and quinoa and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Contributed By Photo © Con Poulos Published February 2015

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 1

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Jani Castonguay

Review Body: We love this recipe so much that it is made on a weekly basis.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-08-28

Author Name: lacerise

Review Body: This salad is sensational. It will win over escarole and quinoa naysayers. It's crunchy, salty, sweet, bitter and acidic. The apple cider vinegar and honey are great with these ingredients.

Date Published: 2017-03-21