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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Oriental Quinoa Salad

Even for non-vegetarians, quinoa is a great change to rice or pasta. I've been trying to think of more dishes using quinoa and came up with this salad...

Oriental Quinoa Salad

Yields 4 servings

1 1/4 cup quinoa
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 cucumber, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 medium onion, minced
1/3 cup raisins
10 radishes, quartered
4 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
2 Tbsp sliced almonds, toasted
1 Tsp ground cumin
1/4 cup lime juice
2 Tbsp sesame oil

In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa and raisins with a pinch of salt. Cover and let simmer for 12-15 min. Allow to cool to room temperature.
In large bowl, combine cucumber, tomatoes, onion and radishes. Stir in quinoa and raisins. Add mint, parsley, almonds and cumin, then toss with lime juice and sesame oil.
Chill 1 or 2 hours before serving.


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