To toast nuts, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350° oven about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.
“The addition of almonds and other nuts to my diet helps lower cholesterol, and this colorful salad is a great way to add them.” Wanda S.
Adding toasted nuts to grains, such as quinoa, really brings out the flavor. Quinoa is higher in unsaturated (good) fats and lower in carbohydrates than most grains and is considered a complete protein, so there are many reasons to include it in a heart-healthy diet.