Wednesday, November 17, 2010

QUINOA AND FRUIT SALAD





This is a very healthy salad. You can add any fruits of your choice. Apples, grapes,strawberries,blueberries etc will also give nice flavor to this salad. I used the below listed fruits.One fruit that you should not skip is pomegranate,as it gives a nice crunchy,tangy flavor and a very nice color which makes the salad look better.


INGREDIENTS


Quinoa --------------------------- 1/2 cup 
Sugar------------------------------1tsp
Salt---------------------------------1/4 tsp or to taste
Avocado-------------------------- 1 tsp,cut in to cubes
Mango---------------------------- 1 tbsp,cut in to cubes
Pomegranate-------------------- 2 tbsp
Orange---------------------------- 2tsp,cut in to small pieces
Honey------------------------------ 1 tsp 
Black pepper powder---------  a pinch
Roasted and salted cashews--4
Green onions/spring onions--2 tsp, chopped
Cilantro/coriander leaves-----for garnish
Lemon/lime-----------------------1/2 slice for garnish


METHOD

  1. Soak Quinoa in water for half an hour.
  2. Pressure cook it with the same quantity of water that you would use for cooking rice. Pressure cook 1/2 cup of Quinoa in 1 cup of water. ie, in the ratio 1:2
  3. Once he Quinoa is fully cooked,transfer it to a bowl and fluff it gently with a fork.
  4. Mix sugar and salt to it. You can adjust salt and sugar to your taste.
  5. Next in a bowl add all fruits. Add honey and pepper powder to it and mix good.
  6. Now add the fruits to cooked Quinoa and mix gently.
  7. Garnish with green onions,cilantro and a slice of lemon/lime.



I am sending this to the Only Salads event guest hosted by Prathiba of The chef and her kitchen,started by Pari of Foodelicious 





13 comments:

  1. Healthy and refreshing salad....looks lovely.

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  2. Colorful, refreshing and healthy salad..

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  3. very delicious salad.. looks colorful with lots of crunch and sweetness.

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  4. Wow wat a fantastic salad, very inviting..

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  5. Beautiful n colorful..lovely salad!

    US Masala

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  6. Looks delicious, also colorful n healthy salad!

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  7. Lovely n colorful salad..I loved the way the lemon is cut

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  8. what a presentation that....love all that is gone into the making!!

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  9. Love the lemon wheel and definitely colorful and crunchy salad

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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