Curry Quinoa Salad in a Jar

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 15 min 4
Curry Quinoa Salad in a Jar
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1/2 cup Quinoa, uncooked (quinoa pilaf)
1/2 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin (quinoa pilaf)
1/2 medium White onion (quinoa pilaf)
1 1/2 clove(s) Garlic (minced, quinoa pilaf)
1 cup Water (quinoa pilaf)
1/4 tsp Kosher salt (quinoa pilaf)
1/4 tsp Black pepper (quinoa pilaf)
4 tsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin (dressing)
4 tsp White wine vinegar (dressing)
1/2 tsp Kosher salt (dressing)
3 tsp Curry powder (dressing)
2 tsp Chia seeds (optional, dressing)
4 tbsp Golden raisin, seedless (salad ingredients)
1 cup chopped Red bell pepper (salad ingredients)
1 cup Chickpeas, canned, drained (rinsed, salad ingredients)
4 tbsp Pine nuts, dried (toasted, salad ingredients)
4 cup Arugula (salad ingredients)


  1. MAKE QUINOA PILAF: In a 2-quart pan on the stovetop, heat olive oil over medium-high heat; add onions and cook until soft. Add garlic and stir for 1 minute. Add water, quinoa, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove lid, remove from heat, and fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool completely.
  2. COMBINE dressing ingredients in a bowl, stirring them with a fork. Distribute the dressing among 4 jars. Next, add 1/2 cup cooked & cooled quinoa pilaf; use a fork to toss with dressing until well combined. Level out quinoa for an even bottom layer.
  3. LAYER the salad ingredients with raisins on top of the quinoa, followed by peppers, chickpeas, pine nuts and arugula.
  4. PUT A LID on the jar and refrigerate. Salad should stay fresh for approx. 4-5 days, depending on the freshness and type of ingredients used. Jars that include greens may have a shorter shelf life.


Quick Tip

  • Substitute or add more of your favourite vegetables

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 326
Calories from fat 139
Calories from saturated fat 15.6
Total Fat 15.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.6 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 586 mg
Potassium 519 mg
Total Carbohydrate 41 g
Dietary Fiber 8.4 g
Sugars 11.6 g
Protein 10.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.2
Grain 1.1
Meat Alternative 0.6
Vegetables 2.1

Energy sources


Meal Type(s)