Friday, January 18, 2013

Cashew Quinoa

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.
Cashew Quinoa
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.
Note -
1. If you have cooked quinoa in the fridge, bring it to the room temperature before proceeding.

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