California Golden Raisin, Quinoa and Melon Salad

Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min

Luscious golden raisins blend with an ancient grain and melons for a surprising tasty salad.

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American, Californian, Spanish
Salad, Side dish
California Raisins
Sharon Dowell
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 oz. Spanish chorizo, halved and sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch thick half moons
  • 1/2 cup California golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon light molasses
  • 1 cup prepared quinoa
  • alternate ingredients
  • 1-1/2 tsp. chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp. thinly sliced green onions

In a medium saucepan, heat oil over high heat and sauté chorizo until warm and fat begins to render. Add raisins, vinegar and light molasses; stir until bubbly and liquid is reduced a little. Pour into bowl; stir in quinoa, melon balls, mint and green onions. Serve immediately or chill and serve cold.

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