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grilled chicken over hot honey quinoa salad

Hot Honey Quinoa Salad

This Hot Honey Quinoa Salad is spiced up with one great ingredient: hot honey! If you can't find hot honey in a store, you can always make your own with pure honey and some red chili flakes. Served with herby grilled chicken, this salad makes a great all-in-one dinner side. 
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, honey, quinoa, red pepper, walnuts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 cup quinoa cooked to package
  • 1/4 cup currants
  • 1 small head broccoli chopped finely
  • 1 small red pepper chopped
  • 1/3 cup toasted walnuts
  • Lots of salt and pepper to taste

Hot Honey Dressing

  • 1/4 cup hot honey OR regular spiced with red chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • Salt and pepper


  • Cook quinoa according to package.
  • Add currants to quinoa to steam.
  • In a separate skillet, cook broccoli and red pepper for about 5 minutes, until tender.
  • Add cooked veggies to quinoa.
  • In same skillet, toast walnuts for 3-5 minutes, until fragrant and beginning to brown.
  • Toss walnuts with salad.
  • For the dressing, combine all ingredients in a jar and shake. Pour over salad.
  • Season finished salad with salt and pepper to taste, and drizzle with more honey to serve.