9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Quinoa Salad / Tabbouleh with Quinoa

Friday, September 20, 2013

Quinoa Salad / Tabbouleh with Quinoa

A delicious salad which can be done in less than 30 minutes. Very nutritious and very filling. This will serve 2 for dinner or 4 as a side.. The flavor and aroma of mint, lemon and coriander is too good. This is my choice for Q - International
Quinoa - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Olive Oil - 2 table spoons
Salt - 1//2 tea spoon + 1/2 tea spoon + 1/4 tea spoon
Italian Seasoning - 1/2 tea spoon (optional)
Pepper powder - 1 tea spoon
Tomatoes - 3/4 cup (chopped)
Cucumber - 2 cups (chopped)
Olives - 10 (sliced)
Nuts of choice - 1/4 cup
Coriander Leaves - 1/4 cup
Mint Leaves - 2 table spoons
Lemon Juice - 1 table spoon
Lemon Zest - 1/4 tea spoon
Cook quinoa in water and 1/2 tea spoon salt until done. Took me around 20 minutes in the microwave. Fluff 3 times in between
Take the cooked quinoa and fluff it well and set aside to cool
In a strainer add chopped cucumber and tomatoes and olives with 1/2 tea spoon salt. This will remove the extra moisture content from them and ensure that the salad does not become soggy
Toast the nuts in microwave for 2 minutes or until a nice aroma comes
In a big bowl, mix together cucumber, tomatoes, olives, Italian seasoning, coriander leaves, mint leaves, lemon juice, lemon zest and roasted nuts
Add 1/4 tea spoon salt and pepper powder and olive oil
Garnish with coriander leaves and mint leaves and serve!!!
This can be served in room temperature

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  1. Same pinch once again Sowmya! That was a delicious Quinoa salad...Lovely presentation :)

  2. Healthy, delicious and filling salad.

  3. Healthy and delicious quinoa salad.. Looks inviting!

  4. Book marking for Monday dinner.i have s pack of quinoa must use it since this sounds simple and delicious.

  5. wow very very delicious salad with quinoa and lovely recipe choice dear :) looks super yummy and a very healthy one !!

  6. Wat a healthy and very nutritious salad, looks simply awesome.

  7. Healthy and delicious salad , looks wonderful ..

  8. healthy and nutritious salad. i can dig in anytime

  9. I am not sure we get quinoa yet in Madras..if we do get there is so many that I would want to try..your salad sounds good..

    1. You get it in nuts and spices Valli if I am right...

    2. we get in Gormei market too

    3. Salad looks inviting soumya and time to use the quinoa that i have been storing for some time now

  10. I have yet to see Quiona in any shops or Malls in India. What is it exactly. Looks a lot like the Variche tandool/ bhagar/ samo tht we eat for fasting times.
    Your salad is very colourful.

  11. Looks good and really healthy too...

  12. very filling and nutritious salad!! This was on my initial list for Q but changed later!

  13. Very healhy salad with quinoa Sowmya!

  14. Very nutritious salad. Loved your presentation...

  15. Looks colorful besides being nutritious.

  16. Quinoa is very healthy and tasty meal with veggies, love the variation of salad.

  17. Looks beautiful Sowmya if its this simple and delicious I ma buying some.


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