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       Title: QUINOA SALAD AND DRESSING
  Categories: Salads
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       1 c  Quinoa
       2 c  Water
            Salt
       6    Dried apricots; finely diced
       2 tb Chives; minced, -=OR=-
       3 sm -Scallions, thinly sliced
       4 tb Dried currants
            - softened in hot water
            - and squeezed dry
       3 tb Yellow or green peppers
            - finely diced
       3 tb Pine nuts
 
 ----------------------SALAD DRESSING----------------------
       1    Lemon, grated zest only
       1 tb Lemon juice
       2 ts Finely chopped cilantro
            -=OR=- Parsley
     1/4 ts Paprika
     1/4 ts Ground cumin
     1/4 ts Ground coriander seeds
            Salt
     1/4 c  Olive oil
  
   SALAD: Rinse the quinoa thoroughly in a bowl of cold
   water. Then pour into a fine-mesh strainer and rinse
   again under running water. Bring 2 cups of water to a
   boil, add salt, then stir in the quinoa. Lower the
   heat, cover the pan and cook 15 minutes. Taste the
   grains--there should be just a little resistance and
   the opaque, spiralled ring of germ should show. If
   necessary, continue cooking until done, then pour into
   a strainer and set aside to drain over a bowl. Toast
   the pine nuts in a dry pan over medium heat until they
   are golden brown and set them aside. Make the salad
   dressing and toss the warm quinoa with the fruits,
   vegetables, pine nuts and dressing. Serve piled onto a
   platter.
   
   SALAD DRESSING: Combine lemon zest, juice, spices,
   herbs and salt together in a bowl. Stir to combine,
   then whisk in the olive oil. Taste and adjust the
   balance of flavors, adding lemon juice if necessary.
   Serves 4, generously.
  
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