Nutty Quinoa Salad
Serves 2 for main or 4 as a side
½ cup quinoa, rinsed well and drained
¾ cup water
To Cook Quinoa:
Place ¾ cup water in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to the boil
Add quinoa and reduce to a simmer
Cook for 10 mins or until grains are tender and liquid has been absorbed
Remove from the stovetop and allow to steam until ready to use
Meanwhile Prepare Additional Salad Ingredients:
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 roasted capsicum, finely sliced
¼ cup semi dried cranberries
¼ cup roasted almonds
¼ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
¼ cup pistachios, shell removed
½ red onion, finely sliced
1 – 2 cups salad leaves of your choice
3 Tbs lemon juice
¼ cup olive oil
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp honey
salt and pepper to season
Place the lemon juice, curry powder, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper into a bowl and whisk well to combine.
Set aside until ready to use.
To Assemble Salad:
Place the cooked quinoa, and additional salad ingredients into a large bowl and toss together
Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well to combine
Serve on own or as a side
This recipe for raw choc definitely comes under the super easy category of - compile, gently heat, stir, pour, freeze and eat. It’s also perfect timing for Valentines Day. The boys chose lemon zest and almond butter and once poured I had an after thought to make one especially for me and added some chopped walnuts and a few chilli flakes - that gave it a nice bit of spark. Personally I think making raw chocolate is one of those things that once you have a base just about anything (within reason) will work. So don’t be shy and give it a try. It will be a whole lot better for you than store bought chocolate and less addictive as well - trust me!
I recently picked up some chocolate moulds from Spotlight but if you don’t have any just make a bark as we did in this combo sometime ago now.
(makes enough to share)
1/2 cup cacoa butter
1/4 cup cacao powder, sifted
3 Tbs brown rice syrup (use more if you like it sweeter)
2 tspns vanilla extract
zest of 1 lemon (unwaxed)
2 Tbs almond butter
optional (chopped walnuts and a little sprinkle of chilli flakes)
Melt the cacao butter over a very gentle heat
When completely melted add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine
Pour into your chosen moulds
Place in the freezer until set (maybe 5 mins)
Remove and keep refrigerated until ready to eat
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