Quinoa, Brussels Sprouts, and Grape Salad

red quinoa, shredded Brussels sprouts, red grapes, pecans, orange-thyme vinaigrette

1707 Past Meals

Serves: 2 Servings | Time to Table: 30 Minutes | Calories: 516 | Category: Low-Carb, Pescatarian, Vegetarian | Allergens: Contains Tree Nuts (Pecans). May also contain Egg, Milk, Peanuts, Soy, Tree Nuts + Wheat | Excellent Source of: Fiber, Iron, Protein, Vitamin C | Good Source of: Potassium, Vitamin A


  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Colander
  • - Liquid Measuring Cup
  • - Measuring Spoons
  • - Medium Saucepan with Lid
  • - Small Bowl

What You Need:

  • - Course Ground Pepper
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt
  • - Olive Oil

What We Send:

  • - Apple Cider Vinegar
  • - Fresh Thyme
  • - Halved Brussels Sprouts
  • - Orange Halves
  • - Pecan Pieces
  • - Red Grapes
  • - Red Quinoa

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

The floral and tangerine notes in a Viognier will accent the orange notes here beautifully.

Beer Pairings

An Amber Lager is the perfect choice with a balance of sweetness and bitterness.

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What To Do:

Quinoa, Brussels Sprouts, and Grape Salad - Step 1

1. Start quinoa: Place quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer. Rinse under cold water for a solid minute, swishing quinoa with your hand while rinsing. Drain. (If you don’t have a fine mesh strainer, you can skip this step.) In a medium saucepan, over medium-high heat, add 2 teaspoons olive oil and drained quinoa. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

2. Finish quinoa: Add 1 cup water and ¼ teaspoon salt to pan. Bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered for 15 minutes. Remove pot from heat, and let stand, COVERED, 5 minutes. Fluff quinoa gently with a fork.

Quinoa, Brussels Sprouts, and Grape Salad - Step 2

3. Prep ingredients: Thinly slice Brussels sprouts crosswise. Halve grapes; chop pecans.

Quinoa, Brussels Sprouts, and Grape Salad - Step 3

4. Remove thyme leaves from stems.

Quinoa, Brussels Sprouts, and Grape Salad - Step 4

5. Make vinaigrette: Grate zest from orange half and squeeze juice; place in a small bowl. Add vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, ONLY 1 tablespoon thyme (use remaining thyme to flavor a lemon-infused seltzer water), and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Whisk until combined.

6. Finish salad: Combine quinoa, Brussels sprouts, grapes, pecans, and vinaigrette in a serving bowl. Toss to coat.

To Serve: Divide salad evenly between 2 serving plates or bowls.

Pro Tip:

Add the hot quinoa to the Brussels sprouts and allow to stand for a few minutes to soften the Brussels sprouts.
Spice it Up!: Stir ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper into the vinaigrette to make this dish spicy.


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