June 08, 2015
|This recipe for a quick but delicious quinoa salad, from our friend Bintu Hardy’s blog Recipes from a Pantry, has become a regular favourite for our deliciously nutty and light British Quinoa.|
Take a helping of one of my favourite Sierra Leonean side dishes – aka groun soup (with a lime and onion base). Add in a dash of the Lebanese food I also grew up with. Then top it up with some quinoa. And there you have it.
A minty lime olive quinoa salad.
The quinoa really does carry these flavours very well. And it can be prepared in advance and chilled for a quick brunch or supper side dish. I reckon it would be fab served alongside some homemade Labneh and pitta bread. I meant to have the salad you see in the picture with some sweet roasted butternut squash and lamb. But I just took a break from food photography, sat down and ate it all. Just like that. Well, apart from the 1 tsp I saved for OH’s to taste test.
This is suitable for the 5:2 diet as one portion is approx 152 calories if serving six or 227 calories if serving four.
Serves: 4 to 6 | Cooking and Preparation: 20 minutes
Notes: You can add more or less herbs, lemon juice etc.
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