Monday, March 25, 2013

Quinoa Salad


This is a very healthy and delicious salad. Today, people appreciate quinoa for its nutritional value. Quinoa is considered a superfood. Protein content is very high, yet not as high as most beans and legumes. Furthermore, it is a good source of dietary fiber and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is gluten free and considered easy to digest.

This quinoa salad is a toss together of cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, avocado, red bell pepper... Enjoy.

Ingredients:
1 cup uncooked quinoa, well rinsed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups water
1/3 cup sliced red/white onion
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 medium tomatoes, cut into chunks
3 medium cucumbers, cut into chunks
2 avocados cubed
2 red bell peppers cut into chunks
1 beetroot cooked and cut into cubes
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
1 tbsp toasted pine nuts

Put the rinsed quinoa, salt and water into a pot and bring it to a boil. Cover and simmer gently until the quinoa absorbs all the water, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Place into a large bowl and fluff up with a fork to help it cool more quickly.

When the quinoa has cooled, transfer it into a large bowl. Add the vegetables. Add the toasted sesame seeds and pine nuts. Season with olive oil, salt, and lemon juice. Serve at room temperature.


Salade de Quinoa

Ingrédients:
1 tasse de quinoa
1/2 cac sel
2 tasses d'eau
1/3 tasse d'oignon rouge ou blanc
2 cas de jus de citron
2 tomates, coupés en dés
3 concombres, coupés en dés
2 avocats, coupés en dés
2 poivrons rouges, coupés en dés
1 betterave coupée en dés
1 cac de sesame grillés toasted sesame seeds
1 cas de pignons de pin grillés

Faites bouillir de l'eau salée et déposez le quinoa.Couvrez et laissez cuire à feu doux jusqu'a absorption complète de l'eau, 10 a 15 mn. Placez le quinoa dans un saladier, et laissez refroidir.

Lorsque le quinoa refroidit, ajoutez les légumes coupés. Ajoutez les graines de sésame et les pignons de pin. Assaisonnez d'huile d'olive, de sel, et de jus de citron. Servez.

16 comments:

  1. A delightfully healthy salad!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. beautiful photos as always here; got to admit I have not got on the quinoa bandwagon yet. This salad looks so tempting though!

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  3. Bonne salade et jolis photos!!! Bravo.
    Bonne soirée biz

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  4. I LOVE quinoa. The only quinoa I can find comes from Bolivia or Peru. Usually I don't like purchasing products that are grown too far away, but it really helps the countries' local economy so I do so without a bad conscience. Thank you for posting another fun quinoa recipe!

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  7. Very Tempting..
    will try it tonight..
    Mayssa

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