I had always wanted to try quinoa but had never got round to it, but now exploring Peruvian recipes I discovered that quinoa is used quite often. So I found this lovely delicious salad recipe , Tabbouleh de Quinua.
What you need is:
A cup of water and a cup of quinoa, about 500 g tomatoes (chopped), handful of spring onions (chopped), some olive oil, half of a cucumber, 2 tblsp of fresh mint and parsley, 2 garlic gloves (shopped), half of lemon juice, a little bit of salt.
What you do is:
Pour the water into the saucepan and add quinoa, bring it to boil. Cook for 15 min or until quinoa is cooked. Drain out the exxess water and let the quinoa cool.
Mix together olive oil, mint, garlic, lemon juice and parsley. Add the quinoa and chopped vegetables and mix everything together. Season with salt.
This salad turned out beautifully. I honestly had no idea when the quinoa was cooked as I had never tried it before.. so I boiled it for 15 mins hoping it would be ok. Well it tasted nice anyway :D
My lil helper gave me a hand in chopping up the onions and cucumber and she found it very interesting to investigate quinoa.
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