Sunday, July 17, 2011

Radish, Raisins, Cauliflower Quinoa Salad - make main-course salad

Making salads out of quinoa is a recent discovery for me in terms of utilizing quinoa as the ingredient. Since then, I have been making quinoa salad repeatedly and frequently because it is just so easy to prepare, definitely nutritious and very flavorful. There are some elements I've added to my quinoa salad this time.

Dried fruits such as raisins that add sweetness pop and plump softness.


Thin slices of red radishes adding textural crisp and bite...


and cauliflower (blanched) that lends a vegetably fresh flavor...


together with the nutty quinoa, and sweet raisins...then tossed with fresh herbs (finely chopped cilantro, in this case), sea salt to taste...all is good, all is well in this main-course salad - Radish, Raisins and Cauliflower Quinoa Salad.

Kept light and easy by incorporating raw and/or lightly cooked (e.g. gently steamed or instantly blanched) ingredients such as raw radish, and blanched/ steamed cauliflower.



This whole-grain dish will be shared with Healing Foods - Whole Grains held at Briciole. Also sharing with Hearth and Soul and Souper Sunday.

Also check out this Turmeric-Infused Quinoa Salad and how to use quinoa in congee as a modern interpretation of congee.


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