Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Food Files


This is my favourite side this summer. A simple Quinoa salad - easy to make, perfect for a BBQ or lunch at work.

I make my Quinoa in our rice cooker following the package instructions. I then let it cool to room temperature. I add sliced cucumber, tomatoes, green onion, crumbled feta, chopped parsley and a bit of salt and pepper. A generous glugg of olive  oil and balsamic vinegar and it's done. I like it best when it has time to sit a bit, it absorbs the flavours nicely.

7 comments:

  1. have you also tried adding avocado? It is so good!

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    1. that would be great, but I can't eat a lot of avocado, I have a slight intolerance. However, that's a good thing to add for hubby!

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  2. holy smokes...this looks divine! And super healthy (which is always a plus!) love it! Thanks so much for sharing...I have been in a recipe rut so I am glad I stumbled upon your adorable blog!

    Just thought I'd comment (since I was sort of blog stalkin' ya ha) :-) Come on over and follow along Color Issue--I think you might enjoy it!

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  3. I only have about 3 recipes in my entire repertoire, but one of them is a quinoa salad similar to this one! I have been trying to switch my family over to warm quinoa in the winter rather than white pasta with limited success, but they LOVE this cold salad. My recipe is from The LooneySpoons Collection.

    p.s. Do you use your rice maker a lot? We've never had one.

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    1. Yes, I use it a lot. Any grain (rice, barley, quinoa, etc) cooks really well and you can add things right to the post and make a pilaf or anything really that you would cook in a pot on the stove. I like that you can just walk away from it and they are cheap. In a pinch you can even make KD or other packaged sides, let's say you are planning on staying in a motel.

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  4. This would make a good main for me.
    Try just using lime juice + dried mint(no oil necessary) I make my quinoa in the nuker, about 16 minutes and then a terry cloth towel to absorb excess liquid. I toast some sesame and sunflower seeds to add crunch.

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