Thursday, June 23, 2011

Curried Quinoa Salad

I know I've mentioned this before, but quinoa is a superawesome grain for vegetarians and vegans - its packed with protein and nutrients. In fact, its so good for you that its being considered a possible crop in NASA's Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration manned spaceflights!

The curry and the lime in this salad give it that oomph that all salads need to be considered awesome. Eat it hot or cold - it's really filling, so it does make a great meal. Especially if you want to get your booty back in shape for the beach this summer!

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Curried Quinoa Salad

1 cup water
3/4 cup dry quinoa
2 tsp curry
1/4 tsp fresh ginger
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp lime juice
1/2 can garbanzo beans
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup raisins
large handful shredded spinach

1. In a saucepan, combine the water, curry, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and lime juice. Bring to a boil and add quinoa. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until quinoa is tender. If it gets too dry add more water, and if there ends up being too much water, just simmer with the lid off for a couple of minutes. You can't mess up quinoa.

2. Combing quinoa with all other ingredients in a large bowl. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary.

1 comment:

TheIronYou said...

This recipe looks unbelievable, I'm gonna try it really soon.
I recently wrote an article on the health benefits of quinoa, check it out.


Mike @TheIronYou