Saturday, February 4, 2017

Tri Colored Quinoa Salad

BM # 73
Week:1, Day 2
Theme: Ingredients through Mail

The theme Ingredients through mail continues and guess what was in the second packet Priya sent ? It was Tri colored Quinoa. I have seen the regular quinoa but never the tricolor one, so again this was a challenge.

Quinoa is a good source of protein, iron, and dietary fiber. This beautiful variety has a blend of white, brown and black seeds. When cooked, each seed has its own unique texture and savory, nutty flavor that comes together to form a delicious dish. Tri-Color Quinoa makes a great meal on its own.

I made a salad straight from Priyas blog, did not make any changes. The salad is full of proteins , with quinoa, chick peas and cottage cheese.The salad turned out delicious. I used cottage cheese instead of feta, feta definitely is a much better option, but my family did not mind cottage cheese too. A salad fan family, my hubby wants it as a complete meal. I do get the regular quinoa here so will make it with that now, but the Tri colors make it look very pretty.

Tri Colored Quinoa Salad

11/2 cups cooked quinoa

1 cup cooked chickpeas
1 tomato
1 cucumber
2-3 green chilly
2 tbsp coriander leaves
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Cottage cheese cubes / feta cheese
Chopped tomatoes
Lemon slices

Boil 1/3 cup quinoa in about 1 cup water.
Once done drain excess water if any.
Soak the chickpeas overnight and boil them in a pressure cooker with salt.
After one whistle put the flame low and let cook for about 30 mins or till done.
Alternatively one can use canned chickpeas.
Add the boiled chickpeas, chopped cucumber, chopped tomatoes, green chilly and coriander leaves to the boiled quinoa.
Add salt, pepper and lemon juice.
Mix well.
Garnish with cottage cheese, chopped tomatoes and lemon slices.

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  1. So colourful Vaishali...sad I still have that tricolour and yet to make anything with it..this salad sounds good for me to start!

  2. I love quinoa in most forms now- and that salad with chickpeas is very tempting!

  3. Again a healthy salad & it looks so delicious and fulfilling.

  4. Another colorful and delicious looking salad Vaishali. I'm excited to see what Priya sent as the 3rd ingredient.

  5. another hearty and healthy salad...delish the cottage cheese we have here is not firm like that...interesting

  6. Very colorful and healthy for sure.

  7. I haven't seen tricoloured quinoa, but the salad itself looks so colorful and delicious. I am going to try this for my lunch one day

  8. Simply am in love with this salad, feel like have a small bowl rite now.

  9. That looks like a delicious healthy salad

  10. Such a nice colourful healthy salad. You are making me hungry!!

  11. Such a beautiful dish and love the salad that you have made with the qunioa. I also have not tried out the tri colored quinoa yet. Do you find a difference in the taste?

  12. Very healthy recipe.. love the quinoa salad.