Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Quinoa salad

This is something I tried for the first time a little while ago, for my birthday. We had it with grilled pork chops and various sausages, and it was excellent. Quinoa is apparently a "super food" - I don't know much about that, but I know it was "super good". It had a mild pleasant flavor and a really pleasing texture. Definitely worth playing more with.

Quinoa salad

250 ml (1 cup) of quinoa
½ red bellpepper
70 g rocket (aragula) salad
½ cucumber
2 spring onions
½ red onion
½ lemon
1-2 tbsp olive oil
salt, pepper

Rinse the quinoa thoroughly with hot water. Boil in plenty of lightly salted water for 10-12 minutes. Pour off the excess water, and spread the quinoa on a plate to cool. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil and the juice of half a lemon.

Cut bellpepper, cucumber and onion in small dice. Roughly cut the rocket into smaller pieces. Mix this into the salad, and season with a little salt and pepper.



Francine Tran said...

Use chicken broth instead of water for a tastier quinoa. You can also add curry powder and give it a great ethnic taste. I love serving quinoa with lamb dishes. Excellent combination!

Dianka said...

Looks so light a refreshing.. I have to try this!

Pamela said...

Great idea, I love grains like quinoa!