Sunday, June 12, 2011

Turmeric-Infused Quinoa Salad

It's time! Time for quinoa salad after using quinoa time and again for my  power congee. Quinoa salad is a popular way to prepare (and use quinoa).

Choose your favorite veggie(s) for your quinoa salad and you are halfway there.

I chose my favorite (current) way of food preparation - Steaming!!! Yep! This Garlic-Steamed Broccoli made my first quinoa salad. Not the last definitely as I really enjoyed this quinoa dish - light and refreshing. There are certainly other veggies to use for quinoa salad and I will try different veggie combination in future.

Garlic and Broccoli Quinoa Salad
Ingredients: Quinoa, water and pinch of ground turmeric (for preparing the quinoa). Thinly sliced garlic, broccoli and some tomatoes (for the veggie mixture)

Directions: Boil the quinoa with some ground turmeric till cooked. Set aside. Steam the veggies (of garlic, broccoli, tomatoes) for about 8-10 minutes. When veggies are cooked, remove from steamer. Season with a little extra-virgin olive oil, sea salt and pepper and toss well. Add the veggie mixture into cooked quinoa and combine well.

Have you tried Quinoa yet? You should!

Sharing this salad with June-Salads at Seaside Simplicity, Souper Sunday and Hearth and Soul.

*Don't forget the giveaway (ends 18 June 2011) currently going on at my blog*

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