Tag: Quinoa

Quinoa Soup

PERUVIAN QUINOA SOUP

This simple Quinoa soup is tasty, healthy and satisfying.

PERUVIAN QUINOA SOUP

Cook Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 30 ml Cold Pressed Olive Oil Extra Virgin
  • 1 large Onion Diced
  • 2 Medium Carrots chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 0.5 inch Ginger peeled and minced
  • 2 stalks Celery chopped
  • 125 grams Quinoa Uncooked, rinsed thoroughly
  • 1000 ml Vegetable Stock
  • 5 grams Dried Oregano
  • 1.25 grams Smoked Paprika
  • 2 medium Red Potatoes cut into half inch chunks
  • 250 grams Cabbage Coarsely chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 65 ml Fresh Cilantro (Coriander) roughly-chopped

Instructions

  • In a large pot, heat the oil. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, carrots and celery.
  • Saute on medium heat until the onions begin to brown ( 7 - 10 minutes)
  • Add the Quinoa and toast - stirring often, until the seeds brown slightly ( 5 minutes)
  • Add the stock, oregano, paprika,potatoes and cabbage. Bring to the boil - then reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Simmer the soup for 20 - 25 minutes - until the vegetables are fork-tender.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning - then stir in the chopped Cilantro and serve.

Notes

Before you cook Quinoa, you should always soak it in boiling water for 5 + minutes - then rinse well under cold running water. This helps to remove the bitter taste.

Quinoa Tabbouleh

QUINOA TABOULEH

Quinoa is a great nutritious salad and a nice change to using Bulghur Wheat.

QUINOA TABOULEH

The secret to cooking Quinoa is to soak it in Hot water for 5 plus minutes. Then rinse in cold water until the water coming from the Quinoa is clear. Now cook as you would rice. 1 cup quinoa will expand to 3 cups when cooked.
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 250 ml Quinoa Mix White and Red
  • 500 ml Water
  • 3 Large Tomatoes chopped
  • 250 ml Red Pepper chopped
  • 125 ml Green Cucumber chopped
  • 125 ml Spring Onions chopped
  • 20 ml Cold Pressed Olive Oil
  • 125 ml Fresh Parsley chopped
  • 65 ml Fresh Mint chopped
  • 1 Medium Avocado chopped
  • 1 Medium Lemon Juiced

Instructions

  • When the Quinoa has absorbed all the water it is ready.
  • Combine all the ingredients together with the Quinoa.
  • Garnish with some of the Parsley. Can be served hot or cold.
  • Can be served hot or cold.