Wednesday, May 31, 2006
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.
250 ml (1 cup) of quinoa
½ red bellpepper
70 g rocket (aragula) salad
2 spring onions
½ red onion
1-2 tbsp olive oil
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.
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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!
Looks so light a refreshing.. I have to try this!
Great idea, I love grains like quinoa!
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