What is Quinoa and Where Can You Get it?

Quinoa is a gluten-free, high protein food that is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is an ancient grain that has been around for centuries, but was only recently introduced to the Western world.

Quinoa originated in the Andean region of South America, but it can be found in ethnic markets and health food stores across the United States. It can be used in place of most grains or rice to create gluten-free dishes.

How to Cook Quinoa the Right Way for a Few of the Best Quinoa Salads

Quinoa is a great source of protein, fiber and iron. Make sure you follow these step to cook it right!

Step 1: Rinse quinoa thoroughly

Step 2: Add 1 cup of water for every cup of quinoa

Step 3: Bring the water to a boil

Step 4: Add quinoa and reduce heat to low

Step 5: Simmer for 15-20 minutes until the liquid has been absorbed

Quinoa Salad Recipe

Quinoa Salad

Our Recipe of a Delicious & Simple-to-Make Quinoa Salad That Will Knock Your Tastebuds Off

  • 180 g quinoa
  • 300 ml vegetable stock
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 ½ medium-sized zucchini
  • 4 ½ spring onions
  • ¾ bunch of parsley (smooth)
  • mint (fresh)
  • Coriander green
  • ¾ teaspoon Cumin
  • lemon juice (go by feel)
  • salt and pepper (go by feel)
  • olive oil
  1. Rinse the quinoa thoroughly under running water to remove any bitter elements. Simmer for 20 minutes in the vegetable stock, then cover and set aside to cool and loosen up a little.

  2. Meanwhile, dice the tomatoes and zucchini, and finely slice the spring onions. Finely weigh the herbs. Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and cumin in a large mixing bowl. Toss everything together with the quinoa and season to taste. Allow for at least 1 to 2 hours of steeping time.

  3. As a main meal for three people, or as a grilling side dish for four to five people.

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