Sophie's Cold Quinoa & Broccoli, Croun, Yellow Bell Pepper & Parsley Salad


170 grams uncooked quinoa
340 mls water
300 grams uncooked broccoli, washed& cleaned, cut into florets
140 grams yellow bell pepper, cleaned, white pits& white parts on the inside removed
100 grams corn from a can, well rinsed& leaked
30 grams of Italian flatleaf parsley, washed, pad dry on kitchen paper, cleaned, cut more
1 teaspoon Herbamare salt original: (herbamare from DR. A. Vogel is gluten free!!)


First, steam your broccoli. Steam it for about 5 to 10 minutes until al dente. Let cool off.
Then, cook your quinoa. Place the quinoa in a sieve & rinse the quinoa. Pour the water into a medium cooking pot & bring to the boil. When boiling, add the rinsed quinoa. Stirr from time to time. Put the lid on. Check the cooking process, now & then. The quinoa has to absorb all of the water. Turn the heat lower if necessary. My quinoa took 15 minutes to cook. When the quinoa is totally cooked & ready, the quinoa is tender. Fluff it all up with a fork. Set aside to cool off with the lid on for a further 10 minutes.
In a hot pan, add some fruity EVOO & heat up on high. Add the leaked corn kernels & the yellow bell pepper pieces. Add some Herbamare according to taste. Fry for about 5 to 8 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool off.
When all of the veggies are cold, add the cut up parsley, the broccoli florets, the corn & the yellow bell pepper pieces to the quinoa. Mix gently. Taste! Add 1 to 2 teaspoons Herbamare according to your taste.
I served my salad cold with baked turkey pieces & cooked spinach.
Variation 1: This is also lovely with other veggies like a mix from cooked green asparagus & cooked white asparagus.
Variation 2: This is also nice with boiled fresh peas & 2 peeled broad beans cooked with crumbled feta cheese.




This is a lovely quinoa & veggies salad. I served it alongside steamed spinach & baked turkey pieces.
This is only the 2nd time I made cooked quinoa. I so love its flavour & texture. It is also easy to make. My quinoa only took 15 minutes to cook.

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1 servings


Friday, June 25, 2010 - 1:46pm


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