Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) has an ancient origin, going back to the Inca civilization. Back then it was revered as the mother of all grains. This superfood is highly nutritious.
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1 Cup Raw Quinoa (3 Cups Cooked)
2 Cups Water
1 Kumara, cubed and steamed
1 Red Onion, sliced
1 Small Red Capsicum, sliced
1 Small Green Capsicum, sliced
5 Mint Leaves, roughly chopped
1 Tomato, chopped
2 Tbsps Lemon Juice
2 Tbsps Sunflower Seeds
2 Tbsps Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Rinse quinoa, drain. Bring quinoa and water to the boil.
2. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until grains are translucent and all the water is absorbed.
3. Once cooked, add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
Quinoa is gluten free, wheat-free and easy to digest. It is a versatile super grain, that is up to 50% higher in protein than most other grains. It is quick and easy to prepare, serve as your would rice or use in salads. Firstly, rinse quinoa with water and drain. To give quinoa a roasted nutty taste, toast it in a dry pan for a few minutes before cooking.