Saturday, May 25, 2013

Lemon & Coriander Quinoa Salad


Did you know that Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as other grains?

This small seed is originally from South America, it comes from a plant that belongs to the same family as spinach, swiss chard and beets; it is high in protein and contains iron, magnesium and antioxidants. It helps tissue repair, bone strengthening and helps improve memory.

Actually, The UN has declared 2013 as the international year of Quinoa, so I decided to try and share a healthy and delicious recipe with you. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 7 scallions, washed
  • 1 cup Coriander, washed
  • Juice of 4 lemons
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Cook Quinoa over boiling water for 20 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside
  2. Cut off the roots of the scallions, peel off the outside layer of skin and chop them, including 3/4 of the green tails. Chop coriander as well and toss with scallions, red bell pepper and lemon juice in a medium sized bowl
  3. Add cooked Quinoa, olive oil, salt and pepper, mixing until well combined. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving

7 comments :

  1. that looks soooo good...I don't know where I would even find Quinoa in my area.
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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    1. Hi Debbi!!! they normally have it in the healthy food/organic/gluten-free section :)

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  2. This looks sooo delicious! I must try this, thanks for sharing the recipe, Maria!

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  3. I bet this goes great with a BBQ, let's hope the weather will get better soon.

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  4. That looks so good! This is going to be a summer must try recipe!

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  5. I have had some awesome salads with Quinoa that my friend has made. She works at Bob's Red Mill, where they grind, package and sell grains, so she has tried many interesting recipes!

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  6. Mmm anything with coriander & lemon juice tastes so incredibly fresh during the summer time. Love this recipe!!
    xoxo, Luchessa.

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