Moroccan Quinoa Salad

Well, I haven’t done a drool-y post in a while, so here’s one of my absolute favourite dishes. It’s called Moroccan Quinoa Salad and it’s heavenly. Give it a try!

I play pretty fast and loose with the recipe – partly because I love olives (the more the merrier!) and dislike cilantro (why did you squirt dish soap on my salad?) and partly because I regularly forget about the almonds I’m toasting and end up burning them to a crisp. That’s a pricey habit.

Anyhow, here’s the recipe. And if you’re not sure what quinoa is, watch the sweet video after the recipe!

3 cups         cooked quinoa (1 cup dry)

1/3 cup       freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 lemons)

3 tbsp          olive oil

2 tsp             ground cumin

1 tsp              salt

1/4 tsp         sugar

1-1/2 cup    canned black beans, rinsed

1-1/2 cup    corn kernels (about 2 cobs) or defrosted frozen

1/2 pint       cherry tomatoes, quartered

1/2 cup        slivered almonds, toasted (not burnt haha)

1/4 cup        chopped green or black olives

1/4 cup        chopped fresh mint

1/4 cup        chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

  1. Cook quinoa, according to package instructions.
  2. While quinoa is cooking, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, salt and sugar into a vinaigrette in a small bowl.
  3. Combine quinoa and all remaining ingredients, except fresh herbs, into a medium-sized bowl.
  4. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Toss to combine.
  5. Refrigerate for at least one hour to allow flavours to combine. Add fresh herbs just prior to serving. May be served at room temperature.

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving: 407 calories, 17 g fat, 14 g protein, 56 g carbohydrates, 11 g fibre. Excellent source of vitamin E, folic acid, thiamin, iron, zinc, phosphorus and magnesium.

 

Check out the original recipe here.

Happy eating!

Love From Sarah

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About Sarah

I'm a girl who tries her best to find joy in every moment. I love to try new things, eat delicious food and most of all, laugh my head off. xo View all posts by Sarah

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