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
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Ingredients
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
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Method
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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23 comments :

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

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  2. Healthy, delicious and filling salad.

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

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

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

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

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  7. Healthy and delicious salad , looks wonderful ..

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

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  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..

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

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    2. we get in Gormei market too

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

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  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.

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  11. Looks good and really healthy too...

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

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  13. Very healhy salad with quinoa Sowmya!

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

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  15. Looks colorful besides being nutritious.

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

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

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