Friday, January 18, 2013
I like to include quinoa at least once a week for our family dinners. Apart from being a nutritional powerhouse, this is put together fairly quickly - especially if you have a batch of cooked quinoa in your fridge.
Note - I do not know what quinoa is called in any of the Indian languages. I doubt if there is any word since quinoa originated in South America. Also, I do not know if quinoa is available in Mumbai or any part of India. I buy "Organic Quinoa" from Costco.
2 cups raw quinoa, cooked with double amount of water
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 lemon, freshly squeezed
3-4 kirby cucumbers, peeled & chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup roasted, salty cashews, roughly chopped
salt to taste
2 tbsp cilantro or 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
1. Cook quinoa according to the instructions on the packet. Set aside to cool down.
2. Chop all the veggies.
3. Stir together and serve.
1. If you have cooked quinoa in the fridge, bring it to the room temperature before proceeding.