Simple quinoa salad

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Simple quinoa salad
Simple quinoa salad
Quick and easy quinoa salad.

300ml water

150g quinoa, rinsed

1 red pepper, chopped

1 small red onion, chopped

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

Juice of 1 lime

100g fresh coriander, chopped

100g flaked almonds, toasted

1 tblsp olive oil

Salt and black pepper

Bring water to the boil over a high heat, add quinoa, cover and simmer for around 15 mins over a low heat until water has been absorbed. Transfer to a mixing bowl and chill. Once cool, add in red pepper, onion, cumin, ground coriander, lime juice and fresh coriander and mix. Scatter through flaked almonds, drizzle olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Serve chilled.

Serves
3

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Grains

Recipe Type
Family Dinners, Healthy, Salads, Vegetarian

Cuisine
Picnics

Special Info
Gluten free, Egg free, Vegetarian, Pregnant Mums, Dairy free

Level of Difficulty
Easy

Quinoa is actually a seed not a grain but is commonly referred to as such and is cooked and served in a similar style to other grains.
Quinoa is known as a superfood because it has a high protein content and good range of vitamins and minerals. It is also gluten free making it suitable for coeliacs. It contains all eight essential amino acids, making it a great food for vegetarians.

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