Thursday, December 9, 2010

QUINOA AND VEGETABLE SALAD





INGREDIENTS


Quinoa------------------------------ 1/2 cup
Carrots------------------------------2 tbsp,thinly cut
Green bell pepper/capsicum---2 tbsp,chopped
Grape tomatoes--------------------10 
Spinach leaves---------------------as needed, for salad bed
Zucchini/cucumber---------------1/4,cut thinly round wise
Green onions/spring onions----2 tbsp,chopped
Sweet corn--------------------------1/2 cup
Olive oil----------------------------- 1 tbsp
Salt------------------------------------1/4 tsp
Sugar---------------------------------1 tsp


METHOD

  1. Add a tbsp of olive oil to a hot pan and add tomatoes to it and toss it and slightly burn the skin of tomatoes.This will give a nice flavor to the tomatoes and the raw taste will also go.
  2. Transfer the tomatoes to a bowl and keep it aside.
  3. In the same pan toss carrots and bell pepper with a pinch of salt. Keep it aside.
  4. Cook corn and keep it aside.
  5. Soak Quinoa in water for 15 minutes and pressure cook it in the same way like rice. Pressure cook 1/2 cup Quinoa with 1 cup water.
  6. Once the quinoa is fully cooked,fluff it with a fork and add salt and sugar to it and mix it good.Then mix corn,carrots,bell pepper, tomatoes and green onions/spring onions.
  7. Now arrange the salad plate with fresh spinach leaves and zucchini/cucumber slices and place the above mixed vegetables and Quinoa in its center.

Variations: You can also use lettuce leaves for salad bed.



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

21 comments:

  1. Healthy and yummy quinoa salad.

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  2. Sowmya , I am totally surrendered to ur salad

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  3. wonderful presentation and obviously a healthy oil..

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  4. WOW looks delicious and healthy

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  5. Ellerinize, emeklerinize sağlık. Çok güzel ve leziz görünüyor.Muhteşem olmuş.

    Saygılarımla.

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  6. Such a healthy, colourful and filling salad..

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  7. Wow! looks very colourful and attractive.

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  8. Quinoa is a fav in my home!
    Love the presentation :-)

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  9. i m into salad a lot these days..looks so delicious..

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  10. I am on a diet currently so any salad is welcome. I love quinoa.

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  11. Never tried this before..looks delicious and wonderful presentation.

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  12. looks so healthy and colorful!

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  13. Bumped upon your blog today , you have cool recipes , loved specially the beetroot idli ,following you

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  14. Sounds Brillant..Healthy and delicious salad!

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  15. healthy and looks so delicious. Nice salad and pic too.

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  16. Une salade croquante et belle en couleurs.
    De plus, elle doit être délicieuse.
    A bientôt.

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  17. What a beautiful salad!looks so yummy and fresh!

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  18. Made these tonight and they taste great. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

    Mica
    Bellevue Cell Phone Repair

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