Monday, 20 July 2015

Quinoa Salad ~Secret Recipe club challenge 20th July 2015


This is my assignment with the Secret Recipe Club.The aim of the club is that you are allocated a blog from which you have to select a recipe and try it and blog about it. For the month of July my assigned blog is Feast on the cheap written by Mary Anne and Mariel a mother and daughter duo.There were many interesting recipes but I chose to make the salad recipe as we are currently having a heat wave in UK and we are making the most of the warm weather by eating outside al fresco. Salads are perfect for this.I chose the Quinoa Salad recipe although I did change a couple of the ingredients to make it vegetarian for our dietary requirements.


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Quinoa Salad
Light and tasty salad with Quinoa and a medley of salad vegetables.
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/2 each finely diced Red, Green , Yellow peppers
  • 200g Precooked Kidney Beans
  • 1/2 finely diced Cucumber
  • 4 finely chopped Spring Onions
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • Pinch Chilli Flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
Method:
1. Place the quinoa in a strainer and run it under cold water. Next add the washed quinoa in a pan with 2 cups water and bring to boil.2. Once the water comes to boil reduce flame and simmer quinoa on low heat for 15 -20 minutes until all the water is absorbed.Remove from heat and leave to cool. 3.In a large bowl add the cooled quinoa, diced cucumber, chopped spring onions, kidney beans and peppers and mix together.4. In jug add the lemon juice, olive oil, chilli flakes, pepper, cumin, honey and mix it together.5. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss together. Transfer to a serving dish and serve chilled
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 servings



36 comments:

  1. Your salad looks delicious! A perfect BBQ side for the summer.

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  2. This is the perfect salad to use the abundance of veggies from my garden. Great SRC choice!

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  3. I've been looking for more things to make with Quinoa in it, so this is very useful - thanks for sharing x

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  4. This looks great! I've been after a new recipe for a while so will deffo give this a go!
    Becca
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  5. This looks so colourful, I have only recently discovered quinoa

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  6. This is such a great choice. I know how hard it is to choose one recipe from Feast on the Cheap because they have so many recipes that are drool worthy! Quinoa is a fantastic gluten-free option that I love and this combination of flavors is outstanding!

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  7. Healthy quinoa salad with assorted veggies. I have been using a lot of quinoa too these days.

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  8. I make a similar salad and we eat it constantly...lately I make sure I always keep it in fridge. It's good by itself, as a side with meat, or as a "dip" with crackers. Yummy. Fellow group C'er

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  9. Looks gorgeous... but far too healthy for me :D

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  10. What a great recipe - I've been experimenting with quinoa quite a lot recently, its so versatile. This looks fab, thanks for sharing!

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  11. Your pictures are beautiful. Food looks yummy. I should try that recipe.
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  12. Ooh this looks fabulous, what a great choice. I really must start making salads like this - healthy and tasty too. Yum yum! Thank you so much for sharing x

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  13. This dish looks so healthy and cool in this summer's heat. I like the addition of kidney beans to the salad.

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  14. This sounds and looks amazing. I've never tried quinoa.

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  15. What a brilliant idea to encourage people to be more adventurous with their meals, love it!

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  16. I have to admit I have never cooked with Quinoa. This recipe looks tasty though, I may give it a try!

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  17. Oh yum this looks absolutely delicious - what a treat! x

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  18. Very healthy and looks appeatizing.. Must try !

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  19. What a stunning salad - I love quinoa! Great choice for SRC group C!

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  20. looks lovely, I can't believe it is takes only 30 mins to prepare, maybe I should try it too?:D

    xx

    Dominika

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  21. I'm a great fan of quinoa, it's so yummy

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  22. I have to admit i tried Quinoa and I wasn't keen but I think adding lots of flavours would disguise them

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  23. I've just bought some quinoa to try - I've never had it before!

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  24. I never know what to do with quinoa and it is one of the foods on our kids cooking challenge, so I will be inspired by you and do a salad

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  25. This looks delicious, my kids would really love this x

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  26. Your salad looks perfect for this hot weather. It'll be great with BBQ too, meat or vegetarian. GG

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  27. I've never tried quinoa but I'm always intrigued by it!! x

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  28. Not had quinoa in ages. I have some cous cous in the cupboard so may try the recipe using than. Love using cumin in my cooking, goes in nearly everything.

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  29. I don't mind Quinoa, this recipe looks delicious I will have to give it a go.

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  30. Looks yummy, I haven't tried Quinoa though but I think I should!

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  31. This sounds lovely. I really like using grains in salad but I must admit to having trouble cooking quinoa and resort to ready cooked packets!

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  32. this looks yummy. I so need to use quinoa more as I do something similar with couscous

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  33. I have everything except the cucumber to make this salad today.

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  34. I have never tried quinoa - but this makes me want to! Kaz x

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