Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Quinoa Salad

This hearty salad has a nice flavor and is naturally gluten free. You can add or delete ingredients to suit your own taste buds, too.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup dry quinoa
1 cup chicken stock

1 cup chopped cucumber
1 cup chopped fresh mango
1/2 to 1 cup garbanzo beans drained and rinsed (Chickpeas)
1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped green onions
Juice of half a lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a small saucepan combine quinoa with the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Once it boils reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool completely. You can set it in the refrigerator to speed the cooling.

While the quinoa is cooling prepare the rest of the ingredients. I left the amounts of beans and green onion to your discretion. We enjoy green onion so I added the full 1/2 cup. Mix together all these ingredients with the cooled quinoa and enjoy as a side dish or a meal. You can easily make this a vegetarian dish by cooking the quinoa with water or vegetable stock instead of the chicken stock.


6 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful! Would love to see more quinoa recipes.

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  2. I have been looking for a quinoa salad recipe

    Easy to half as well

    Thanks

    Blessings
    Wendy

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  3. Thank you , Ellen ... I'm so happy to see Quinoa used more and more. Your recipe looks delicious.
    Old Dutch potato chips have come up with a new line .. Northern Choice and they include Quinoa in their ingredients.

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  4. Can't wait to try this, thank you. I've wanted to use quinoa more and this has lovely flavours

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