MOROCCAN QUINOA SALAD


Quick, helathy & delicious Moroccan Quinoa Salad!

It's been awhile since I've posted a healthy recipe post..haha...kinda hard when all I want to eat is ice cream these days... Well guys, I've been holding out on you. I realized the other day, that I haven't shared my go to quinoa salad with you. I seriously make this recipe all the time. It's quick, healthy and delicious! I brought it to a family dinner and my nine year old nephew asked for seconds!! You know it must taste real good when that happens. 

This is super flavourful salad and I make a batch of it every three weeks or so. When it's just James and I, I use the amounts below but when I have international students, I double as it can get gobbled up quite quickly!

Quick, healthy & delicious Moroccan Quinoa salad.

MOROCCAN QUINOA SALAD

erves 6
(adapted from Looneyspoons cookbook) 

 

Ingredients-

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup each finely chopped red bell pepper, grated carrots, and cucumber
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Directions-

  1. Combine quinoa, broth, spices, salt and honey in a rice cooker and cook until done. If you don't have a rice cooker, bring to a boil in a pot then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  2. Transfer cooked quinoa to a bowl and let cool. (I usually do all the chopping when the quinoa is cooling.)
  3. Once cool add in remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Enjoy!

So there you have it...a quick, healthy and delicious quinoa salad to bring to your next bbq!

XOXO,
laura