Tropical Quinoa Salad

By Healing Lifestyles and Spas

Courtesy of Lake Austin Spa Resort

Executive Chef Stephane Beaucamp's Quinoa Salad!

Serves 4


8 oz stringless sugar snap peas or snow peas
1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
2 Tbs. curry powder, divided
2 1/2 Tbs. unseasoned rice vinegar
2 1/2 Tbs. mango chutney (sauce only)
2 1/2 Tbs. olive oil
3 small nectarines or peaches (14 oz.) each cut into 10 wedges
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced (3/4 cup)
2 cups coarsely chopped watercress, plus 4 sprigs for garnish


Cook sugar snap peas in a large saucepan of boiling salted water 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Transfer to paper towel lined plate with slotted spoon to drain.

Stir quinoa and 1 Tbs. curry powder into same pot of boiling water. Cook 14 minutes, or until quinoa is tender, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, whisk together remaining 1 Tbs. curry powder, vinegar, chutney sauce, and oil in medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, set aside.

Toss together sugar snap peas, nectarines, and onion in large bowl, add watercress. Drain quinoa, rinse under cold water to cool and drain again. Add quinoa and dressing to salad, and toss to coat.

Serve salad garnished with watercress sprigs.


About The Author

Healing Lifestyles & Spas content focuses on integrating healing remedies, alternative medicine, natural living, spa wisdom, and nature into our lives, providing tools and inspiration to lead a more healthy and healing lifestyle. We all need to slow down, press pause, and nurture this absolute need to give back to ourselves. Remember to Live Mindfully, Eat Joyfully, Travel Consciously. Sign up and get your your daily dose of spa-living in an easy, bite-size tip, right in your inbox! We provide a wide range of experiences to enrich your mind, stretch your imagination, feed your psyche, move your body, and give you spa delights!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *