Mermaids` Makings

Around the World in 12 Dishes- Peru

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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.

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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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Adventures In MommydomAfterschooling for Smarty PantsAll Done MonkeyCrafty Moms Share,Creative World of VaryaGlittering MuffinsHere Come The Girls,  Kid World CitizenKitchen Counter ChroniclesMermaids’ MakingsThe Educators’ Spin On It

have come together to help you on your food journey and will each cook a dish with their children and blog  about it.  So if you have explored Peru or made a Peruvian dish, feel free to link up here and visit the others to see more dishes and explorations.  You can print out the Peru Placemat and Passport Pages to have more fun on your journey.

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