Saturday, June 16, 2007

Quinoa Salad with Pickled Onions


Here's the side dish I made with the marinated lamb, for mother's day. It's a really tasty side salad, and it'd work fine as a main dish too if you're in the mood for something light. Start with the onions - it will take a while for it to cool down. You can easily prepare that the day before if you want to.

Quinoa Salad with Pickled Onions
250 ml (1 cup) quinoa
150 g feta cheese
1 cucumber
1 red bellpepper

Pickled onions:
1 red onion
50 ml white distilled vinegar
100 ml sugar (about 90 g)
150 ml water

Slice the onion finely. Mix white distilled vinegar, sugar and water and bring to a boil. Pour over the onion, add a bit salt, cover and let sit until cool.

Meanwhile, rinse the quinoa and boil it in salted water for 10-12 minutes or until tender but not mushy. Dice the cucumber, feta cheese and bellpepper, and mix it all together with the cooled off onions and quinoa.

Recipe in Swedish:
Quinoasallad med picklad rödlök


Pia K said...

Låter gott!
Men "picklad", heter inte "pickled" marinerad på svenska...?;)

Anonymous said...

I just bought some organic quinoa and have been looking around for a recipe. I clicked on to your blog (found you on Farm-girl Fare) and Bingo! a quinoa recipe. I'm definately going to try it. Do you have any other quinoa recipes?

Anne said...

Pia, njae, det beror ju på liksom.. marinera kan man göra i en massa olika saker, pickla kan man bara göra i typ vinäger. Fast "inlagd" är antagligen en bättre översättning, det bara låter så.. well, fel. För mig. :)

Rachel - I've generally just tried quinoa in salads, but it's very good as that. I've done a warm risotto sort of thing, where I've mixed cooked quinoa with cooked bacon, mushrooms and onions, corn, and a bit of cream and herbs. Pretty good too!

Pia K said...

Ja marinera är ju ett brett begrepp, inlagd låter däremot finfint för mig som är lite saol-fixerad stundom. Picklad ger mig helt andra associationer, hm...:)

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and I love it! I too have been looking for quinoa recipes. I've had some sitting in my kitchen cupboard for awhile now just waiting for me to make something with it.....I will def. try this recipe...