Quinoa salads are probably the easiest way to enjoy quinoa. You prepare the quinoa in the normal way. Take one cup of quinoa and bring it to the boil in 2 cups of water. Simmer the quinoa for 12 – 15 minutes until all the water is absorbed. Then let it cool for an hour.
While you are waiting for the quinoa to cool you can turn your mind to the other ingredients you are going to add to your salad. This quinoa recipe uses tuna but you could use any fish that you have in your kitchen. Salmon chunks or sardines are great options for this salad.
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups boiling water (See above instructions to prepare the quinoa)
3 Tomatoes cubed
Half a cucumber cubed
1 red pepper diced
1 green pepper diced
2 Handfuls of Salad leaves or Lettuce
1 can Tuna in chunks
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 Handful Chopped Parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste
Prepare the quinoa using the method shown above. Cool it and then fluff it up ready to add the other ingredients. Add the Tomatoes, Cucumber, Peppers, Parsley and Tuna. Mix together well. Sprinkle the Olive Oil and the Lemon Juice and mix it together once more.
If you wish you can add salt and pepper to taste but you do not really need it with all the flavours of the Tuna mixing with the salad ingredients.
Serve on a bed of salad leaves.