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I have friends who've been wanting to try quinoa and I need a nice side-dish type dish that will win them over!

Something preferably quick and easy to throw together?! THANKS!
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I've made quinoa & black beans, good and easy!
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That sounds awesome! The only problem is I already have beans as a side dish!! ugh! any others???
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3 cups water
1 1/2 cups quinoa
Put quinoa and water in a pot, heat to a full boil. Lower heat to low, and cook covered for 20 minutes, fluff with a fork and allow to cool to room temperature.

Add:

1 bunch parsley, chopped in a food processor
1 sprig mint, chopped in a food processor

1/2 red onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed

1/2 cup dried fruit (I use a combo of raisins and chopped unsulphured apricots)
1/4 cup chopped roasted almonds
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

Fresh ground pepper
Juice of one lemon
2 TBS olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
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This is the best quinoa recipe ever, and takes no time!
1 cup dry quinoa, cooked (more like 3 cups after being cooked: combine 1 cup dry quinoa with 2 cups water, bring to boil, cover, simmer for 15-20 minutes)
Mix 1/4 cup olive oil with 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 tbs tamari, 1-3 cloves of pressed garlic
Toast 1/4 cup sunflower seeds until browning and yummy smelly
Cut 1 or 2 carrots into matchsticks
Mix warm quinoa with oil/lemon combination, seeds, carrots, and 1/3 cup parsley. Best if served immediately, quinoa gets a little dry in the fridge.
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I have most of the stuff required for those recipes -- Yeah, thanks!
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Cooked a cup of Quinoa in 2 cups of water.
Have the Quinoa to room temperature.

Cut in halves grapes tomatoes (1 little box).
Place the Quinoa and the cutted tomates in a salad bowl and mixed with EVO and ACV, salt, and maybe some lemon juice.
Serve with some fresh cutted parsley.

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We make a tasty lunch with chopped tomatos, cucumbers, leftover lamb burgers or chicken, chickpeas, a shot of harrisa, and enough quinoa to bind it.

Also, something with tomatoes/cucumbers/chickpeas/mint/parsley/olive oil/ lemon.
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Here's one I like:
http://definitelynotmartha.blogspot....een-while.html

Quinoa, Black Bean and Tomato Salad

Quinoa is a fast-cooking, protein-packed whole grain. Steamed, it makes a perfect partner for lime-spiked black beans and fresh tomato.

Makes 4 servings.

2 teaspoons grated lime zest
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon brown or demerara sugar
1 cup quinoa, uncooked
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 medium tomatoes, diced
4 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (unfortunately, as happens all too often, my cilantro had liquified in frigo....so I just skipped this)

1. Whisk together lime zest and juice, butter, oil, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4teaspoon pepper in a large bowl.

2. Wash quinoa in 3 changes of cold water in a bowl, draining in a sieve each time.

3. Cook quinoa in a medium pot of boiling salted water (1 tablespoon salt for 2 quarts water), uncovered, until tender, about 15 minutes

4. Add quinoa to dressing and toss until dressing is absorbed, then stir in remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to taste.

You can totally skip the black beans, it would go well with the beans you'll be serving already. I normally toss in some corn and peas (I just put them in frozen, since the quinoa is hot they will thaw fast).
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My favorite is a quinoa salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, green onions and feta cheese, dressed with equal parts olive oil and lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.

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Originally Posted by mamamoon89 View Post
This is the best quinoa recipe ever, and takes no time!
1 cup dry quinoa, cooked (more like 3 cups after being cooked: combine 1 cup dry quinoa with 2 cups water, bring to boil, cover, simmer for 15-20 minutes)
Mix 1/4 cup olive oil with 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 tbs tamari, 1-3 cloves of pressed garlic
Toast 1/4 cup sunflower seeds until browning and yummy smelly
Cut 1 or 2 carrots into matchsticks
Mix warm quinoa with oil/lemon combination, seeds, carrots, and 1/3 cup parsley. Best if served immediately, quinoa gets a little dry in the fridge.
I love this one. I got something the same or similar from Feeding the Whole Family and make this frequently. I do save in frig and snack on it and haven't found it dry.
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I've found exactly what you need; http://magazine.siansplan.com/how-to...erfect-quinoa/

Perfect everytime!
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