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Lemon - Soaked Quinoa with Dried Plums, Pistachios & Watercress

Provided by: Kumquat on behalf of the California Dried Plum Board

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Serves  3-4

Ingredients

Vinaigrette
• 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar     
• 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice     
• 1 tablespoon honey     
• ¼ cup olive oil     
• ¼ teaspoon salt     
• ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper   
Salad 
• 1 cup water     
• ⅔ cup red quinoa     
• ¼ teaspoon salt    
•  ⅓ cup shelled pistachios     
• ½ cup sliced California Dried Plums     
• ½ cup thinly sliced radishes     
• 3 green onions, sliced in ¼-inch slices     
• Watercress       
• Fried Egg, optional 


Directions

Vinaigrette
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl; whisk until well-combined. Set aside.   
Salad
Combine water, red quinoa and salt in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat to a simmer; simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, an additional 10 minutes. Transfer quinoa to a medium bowl. Pour half of dressing on top of quinoa and stir to combine. Chill for 30 minutes. Stir in pistachios, dried plums, radishes, and green onions slices. Top with remaining dressing and stir well. To assemble: Serve quinoa salad on top of watercress. Top with a fried egg, if desired.