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Nutty Almond-Sesame Red Quinoa
Photo: Jason Wallis

Nutty Almond-Sesame Red Quinoa

Sliced, toasted almonds balance the thinly sliced green onions in this beautiful red quinoa. If you can’t find red quinoa, regular works just as well. 

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