Quinoa is a very nutritious grain with high protein. It has high dietary fiber, magnesium and iron. It is a nice substitute for rice. I love the crunchy taste when cooked.
I got this recipe from one of my work colleagues from whom I had tasted it for the first time. Since then I have fallen in love with quinoa. You can accompany this with any spicy gravy. This recipe is a very simple one, you can make variations by adding spinach, other legumes, cooked vegetables, some nuts etc ..
Adopted from recipe GLUTEN-FREE TABBOULEH
- Quinoa – 1 cup
- Spring Onion – 2 strand
- Grape tomatoes – ¼ cup
- Cucumber – ¼ no
- Half ripe Mango – ¼ no
- Chopped Cilantro – ¼ cup
- Lemon juice – to taste
- Extra virgin olive oil – 2 tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Wash Quinoa in running water until it’s clear to clean out the remaining residue. Pressure cook it with 2 cups of water for 1 whistle or follow the instruction given in the pack. Let this cool down in room temperature.
- Chop Spring Onion, Grape tomatoes, Cucumber, Half ripe Mango into very small pieces.
- Mix everything well together. Serve chilled or at room temperature.