Sunday, April 10, 2011

Quinoa Salad

I have a couple of confessions:
1. To date, I have not made a quinoa dish that I have liked (until now).
2. I got this recipe on someone's blog and for the life of me I cannot remember where so I can't give credit where credit is due. I don't like that. But I like this recipe and so I am compelled to share it. Forgive me please. :-( 

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup canned garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
1 tomato, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 TBS olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 green onions
1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped

Place the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer, and rinse under cold, running water until the water no longer foams. Bring the quinoa, salt, and water to a boil in a saucepan.
Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
Once done, stir in the garbanzo beans, tomatoes, garlic, lime juice, and olive oil. Season with cumin, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro to serve. I actually just chopped up the cilantro with the onion and added it into the salad. I also reduced the addition of the olive oil to 1 teaspoon. And I added some freshly ground pepper.

Bought this at a local health food store

Tomatoes (yellow & red) and garlic (added 1 extra garlic)

cilantro and green onion

Cooked quinoa

Ingredients before mixed. Can you tell what's missing?

This was my lunch: quinoa salad and peas

After I ate the salad I realized I forgot to add the chickpeas so I did.

Yay for lunch tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. We love quinoa! We substitute it for rice a lot. It's GREAT with beef stew. Something about the crunch. Noa made it once with mint and other herbs. Super yummy.



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