Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Quinoa Salad

This delicious salad can be made ahead and keeps for a couple of days in the fridge. Other grains such as couscous or rice could be substituted for the quinoa.

1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed under hot water for 3 minutes and drained in a fine sieve
1-1/2 cups of water
Dash of salt

Rinse quinoa and put in pot with water and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 7-10 minutes until grains are tender and water is absorbed. Put quinoa in a medium sized bowl.

Cut up finely and add available vegetables to quinoa such as:

green onion
sweet peppers, red and/or green
seeded tomato
roasted mushrooms, zucchini, peppers
fresh cilantro

Add 1 tin cooked lentils (about 2 cups)

Mix together and add the juice of 1-2 fresh limes or lemons to the salad. Add a couple of tablespoons of good olive oil to the juice if desired.

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