Friday, September 24, 2010

Quinoa Herb Salad

In case if you have not heard of Quinoa (Keen wa) it's an ancient seed packed with protein which has been around for ages.
However I started using it since last year and I love it!
You can make Quinoa upma/ kichdi which I have posted earlier.

Recently I tried this salad and it was pretty good. There is no measurements for this. The only tip is wash the quinoa before you cook, so that the bitterness is removed. Bitter taste comes from the saponins on the outside of the grain.

What ever measure you use, add 1 & 1/4 cup water and pressure cook the quinoa.
Let it cool, as this is a cold salad.
Once cooled, fluff it with a fork.
Add any vegetables of your choice.
I used grated carrots, basil, mint leaves, cilantro, jalapeno and peanuts.
Add salt and lemon juice to taste.

Easy and yet nutritious salad for your lunch box is ready in a jiffy!

Enjoy & have a nice weekend!


  1. Healthy crunchy quinoa salad...great

    Pushpa @

  2. Finally figured this whole blog thing out - how to create and follow :-) The salad sounds Delicious and I wish I could have that for lunch, like right now!!!
    Will try it over the weekend.

  3. I love quinoa..a nutrition its nutty flavor..the salad looks delicious..nice combo of ingredients!

  4. that is good assortment of herbs for the quinoa salad!!

  5. salad looks beautiful this healthy salad hubby's favorite is quinoa,must try this


  6. I have never heard of quinoa ..... the salad looks flavorful n lovely.

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,

  7. Woww wat a healthy salad, looks fantastic..

  8. Healthy and yummy salad but never tried quinoa though....


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