• 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh shelled peas *
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped

For the dressing:

  • Juice from one large lemon (about ¼-1/3 cup)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 clove fresh garlic finely chopped

Items in bold are produced locally and can be found at the PFC  or markets

Cook the quinoa according to package directions.  Meanwhile chop almond coarsely by hand or in a food processor.  Next mix all dressing ingredients in a small jar and shake until well mixed.  When quinoa is done, turn off heat and add peas to the pot.  Fluff with a fork.  Place quinoa and pea mixture along with chopped almonds in a large bowl, pour over dressing and stir well.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

*Can also use frozen peas

My name is Amy and I am a registered dietitian that enjoys buying and cooking food from local producers, especially at Michigan's many Farmer’s Markets.  Look for my recipes featuring ingredients you can find at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market all season long.  Also check out my blog and Instagram account for more recipes and to see what is new at the market.