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Monday, August 15, 2011

Quinoa not so Tabbouleh Salad

A yummy vegan salad from An Opera Singer in the Kitchen
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Taste 5 (out of 5)

Difficulty 1 (out of 5)


- 1 cup quinoa (625 cal)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 avocado, diced (160 cal)
- 1/2 tomato, diced (10 cal)
- 5 red radishes, diced (5 cal)
- 5 green onions, chopped (5 cal)
- 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
- 1/2 cup yellow pepper, diced (10 cal)
- 1/2 cup English cucumber, diced (10 cal)
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (1 tsp in the original recipe)
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 3 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar (35 cal)
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (240 cal)
Total: 1100 cal, 4 servings, 275 cal / serving

1. Wash the 1 cup of quinoa in a colander for several seconds. Add quinoa, 1 1/2 cups of water and salt to a small pot and boil for 15 minutes. You will know it is cooked when it becomes soft and you see little white antennas pop from the grain.
2. Meanwhile, wash all your veggies well and chop and dice them accordingly.
3. Add all the veggies to a medium glass bowl and toss. In a small bowl mix the red wine vinegar, olive oil and all the spices and blend well. Add the vinaigrette to the salad and enjoy.
4. Will keep for 1 day, but best eaten the same day.

1. This salad can be served both as a side or all by itself. The ingredients are all healthy and the textures and flavors combine into a delicious, colorful and happy salad.
2. Noell’s blog was my August assignment from the Secret Recipe Club. I have visited it many times before and was very happy to finally make one of her recipes. If you have not yet, check out this blog, especially if you’re looking for vegan recipes!


Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

That salad looks wonderful! I have actually never tried quinoa but I just bought some and am going to try it really soon so I will save this recipe. I always love finding new, healthy recipes, so thanks!

Lisa~~ said...

Looks very healthy and delicious!

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Cilantro Lime Chicken

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Katrina said...

I love quinoa! Looks great!

Shelby said...

Sounds delicious :-). I love quinoa- red being my fav!

Peggy said...

This salad looks great! I love Nicole's blog so I don't doubt that this was excellent!

Stephanie said...

Interesting quinoa salad. I would never think to add avocado... interesting idea.

Judee said...

I can always use another quinoa recipe. Your picture looks delicious .Visiting from SRC. I am now your newest follower. I hope your will visit my blog and follow back.

Tessa said...

I am loving quinoa salads this summer. They make such a great lunch! This looks yummy!

Sara said...

Mmmmm, this looks SO yummy! Love all the veggies.

singerinkitchen said...

Hi there!! I am so happy you were my secret recipe maker! :D It has been a while since we had touched bases. I am gald you liked the salad. I finally found out who had my website. :D Happy Tuesday!

Beloved Green said...

This looks fantastic, and not hard to make at all. What a great meal.

Patsyk said...

Looks like it would make a wonderful lunch during the week.

Winelady Cooks said...

It was just recently that I first made quinoa and I'm hooked. This recipe looks awesome, especially the addition of avocado which I love.

Thanks for sharing,

TeaLady said...

Just discoved quinoa. good stuff.

Taylor said...

Such a fresh ingredient list! Looks delicious!

Magic of Spice said...

Lovely looking salad and from the list of ingredients I am sure it tastes spectacular!

Jennifer Sikora said...

I have always wanted to try Quinoa just never done it yet. Thanks for sharing this yummy sounding recipe.

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Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

This looks so much better than tabouleh! Yum! And I'm so glad you made my peach upside down cake AND enjoyed it! Thanks for letting me know :)

Jeanette said...

What a pretty quinoa salad - love all the fresh vegetables in this!