Saturday, April 16, 2011

QUINOA SALAD WTIH RAISINS AND ALMONDS

There are some many recipes you can make with quinoa.  Quinoa is so versatile.  I made this recipe based on ingredients that my sister-in-law recalled from making it herself.  You can eat this as a side dish or add some protein to it to make a complete meal.  I made this recipe using 1.5 cups of quinoa and 3 cups of water as I was having a number of people over for supper.  I didn't change the measurements for the other ingredients or dressing.  With the leftovers, I added some canned salmon to about 3/4 cup of the quinoa salad and had it for lunch.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup quinoa
2 cups of water
1/3 cup raisins
1 green onion, chopped
1 apple, peeled and chopped
1/3 cup almonds, toasted and chopped
1/4 cup oil olive
1/2 lemon, squeezed
1 glove of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp maple syrup
pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:
Heat quinoa and water to a boil in a pot, then let simmer for 10 minutes.  All the water should be absorbed.  Let the quinoa cool.  Add the raisins, onion, apple and almonds to a mixing bowl or serving bowl.  Add the quinoa and mix well.  Combine the oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin and maple syrup in a small bowl or cup.  Mix well.  Pour over the salad and combine all the ingredients.  Season with pepper. Serves 4 to 5.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds good. I am going to try it this week.

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