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This vegetarian recipe combines hearty grains with crunchy nuts, creamy chickpeas and a roasted-scallion dressing. Slideshow: More Delicious Salads with Grains 

Kay Chun
May 2013

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© Christina Holmes

Recipe Summary

total:
40 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 450°. Chop all but 2 of the scallions. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the chopped scallions with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Roast for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the scallions are tender and lightly charred in spots.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan of boiling water, cook the quinoa and bulgur together until just tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain well and spread the grains on a baking sheet to cool.

  • Transfer the scallions to a food processor. With the machine on, drizzle in the remaining 1/2 cup of olive oil. Add 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.

  • In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, bulgur, almonds, chickpeas, onion and parsley. Add the roasted-scallion dressing and the remaining 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and toss well. Season with salt and pepper. Thinly slice the remaining 2 scallions, scatter on top and serve.

Make Ahead

The dressing can be refrigerated overnight.

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