11/09/2014

Cooking Made Easy: Quinoa Salad


Even though I love anything quinoa I have never dared to try out a recipe at home. Well maybe it was a bit a matter of price, too as quinoa is none of the cheapest grains. However yesterday I extended my culinary skills and made my first quinoa salad. I must admit that these are some tricky little grains and, clichéd as it might be, I left some of them all over the kitchen while opening the bag and while washing the grains. Despite these start-up difficulties quinoa and I got used to each other and ended up in a perfectly healthy relationship...


Ingredients (serves 1):

50g quinoa
200g cucumber
100g cherry tomatoes
50g feta
rocket (as desired)
1 small scallion
1 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tbsp. vinegar, salt, pepper, 1 blob of mustard, paprika powder

Directions:
1. Wash the quinoa off with warm water and cook it for 20 minutes in 125ml boiling salted water. Leave the pan covered for another 5 minutes and let the quinoa cool down.
2. Cut the cucumber in little pieces and halve the cherry tomatoes.
3. Prepare a dressing in a large bowl with the oil, vinegar and spices and add the chopped scallion.
4. Put the chilled quinoa, cucumber and tomatoes inside the bowl and crumble the feta over the salad.
5. Shortly before serving the salad fold in the rocket.
6. Enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. Looks so good!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. I have eaten quinoa but never tried to make a meal with it. Looks really tasty and healthy!

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  4. Sieht sehr lecker aus ♥

    Lieben Gruß,
    Nikki

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