Friday, December 3, 2010

Curry Quinoa Salad

One of the best things about having a baby is all the food you get from friends and family - the way to my heart! It's been one of our considerations for having another one. We just sat back, hung out with baby and the food came to us, it was magical. A friend made us a curry couscous dish that I've been meaning to recreate... and this is close enough. It's a different, but it turned out great! (It's also inspired by this quinoa salad) Oh, and in case you make this salad and are distracted by baby needs, it's really good at room temperature, it can wait for you.
Quinoa Curry Salad
Quinoa Curry Salad

Curry Quinoa Salad

1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa* then add some curry powder, dash of cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, and salt
1/8 cup golden raisins
1/8 cup toasted cashews
2 diced green onions
2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
1 zucchini diced and sauteed
1/2 avocado diced

This is more of a recommendation than a recipe, use what you have/want.

* FYI: I've had great success making quinoa in a rice cooker!

Yes, no recipe is complete with a Jackson photo:
Jackson - 14 weeks

13 comments:

kitchu said...

awwww i am just smitten with that last photo! and i am stealing the recipe :)

Tracie and Ricky said...

mmmm... way to go making quinoa you little peruvian! i will definitely be trying it like this!

squirrelbread said...

These are all favorite ingredients in our home, often found playing together at meals. The addition of avocado will be a new one I look forward to trying. A post with such trusting eyes staring back has to be a good one!

Cheers,

*Heather*

jacqui said...

That looks like a giant bowl of delicious!

Caroline said...

Look at him!! SO cute!!!! Also, I was wondering when you would have your next recipe post ... the last one of the cake OH MY ... I am definitely making this recipe this weekend. HUGS!

bigBANG studio said...

Amanda, you might dig this one, too. It's a Deborah Madison recipe: curry quinoa salad with tons of chopped mango and cilantro...I started quadrupling the recipe every time I made it because we'd gobble it up so fast. The sour Greek yogurt, the flavor of the curry, the bite of cilantro and mellow creamy tartness of the mango just about brings tears to my eyes its SO. DAMN. GOOD.

http://bigbangstudio.blogspot.com/2010/07/desert-quinoa.html

ms. oaktree said...

oh my, those lips!!

Nicole Franzen said...

yum i want to make this :)
x
Nicole
http://nicolefranzen.blogspot.com/

The Healthy Apple said...

My mouth is watering; such beautiful photographs and a fabulous recipe...and of course, an amazing picture of your little one...I love it.
Thank you for sharing!

hannah at honey & jam said...

i keep seeing quinoa salad everywhere! it's so tempting. i think i'm going to make yours asap!

marisa said...

this salad looks delicious!

and your little one is so adorable~

Sophie said...

Gorgeous. I love the look of that green kitchen stories recipe that inspired you - glad to hear that it's tasty.

p.s beautiful photos

Cafe Pasadena said...

My translation of this: wunderful, tasty, hungry! Luv Quinoa!