John Amek's Ghanaian-Style Quinoa Salad

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Serves: 4-6

Time: 25 minutes

This is a fresh and zesty quinoa salad from Kylie Kwong which featured in Sydney Morning Herald on 10th June 2010. Quinoa is the only grain that provides all the essential amino acids.
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This is a fresh and zesty quinoa salad from Kylie Kwong which featured in Sydney Morning Herald on 10th June 2010. Quinoa is the only grain that provides all the essential amino acids.
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Ingredients

1 cup of red quinoa
2 cups of water
pinch of salt flakes
1/2 cup shelled fresh or frozen peas
1 small ripe tomato, diced
1 small cucumber, diced
6 black olives, pitted & sliced
1/2 bunch of chives, chopped
1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked & chopped
1 sprig thyme, leaves picked
1 sprig marjoram, leaves picked
1 tablespoon of tamari sauce
Juice of 2 lemons

method

  1. Place quinoa in a sieve and rinse thoroughly under cold running water.
  2. Drain well.
  3. Place in a medium sized pan with the water and salt.
  4. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.
  5. When cooked, the quinoa grains appear translucent and their germ ring becomes visible.
  6. Spread quinoa on to a large plate to cool. Meanwhile, blanch peas for one minute in a pan of boiling water, drain and refresh under cold running water.
  7. Combine quinoa, peas and remaining ingredients in a large bowl, mix well and serve.
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Vegan
Vegan
Dairy Free
Dairy Free
Egg Free
Egg Free
Low Sodium
Low Sodium
Nut Free
Nut Free
Low Fat
Low Fat
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
Wheat Free
Wheat Free
Cane Sugar Free
Cane Sugar Free

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