Friday, May 13, 2011

~ Quinoa Salad ~

Well, it seems that Blogger interrupted all of us...this post was deleted but I'm trying again!

1 cup quinoa
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups water
1 cup canned garbanzo beans
(chickpeas), drained
1 tomato, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced (add more if you like garlic)
3 tablespoons lime juice
4 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh
I like to add a few chopped green onions too.
Place the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer, and rinse under cold, running water until the water no longer foams. Bring the quinoa, salt, and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
When done, stir in the garbanzo beans, tomatoes garlic, lime juice, and olive oil. Season with cumin, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley to serve.

I'm joining  Miz Helen and  Michael Lee West again this week!  Please stop by and see all of the delicious recipes ~

I'm also joining Amanda for Savory Sunday ~ please stop by her blog!


  1. This look so good! I have never used quinoa. I think this would be a good time to try it out!

  2. I've never had that before Pat. It sounds simply delish. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    ~Melissa :)

  3. Yum! I love quinoa, and its so good for you! Hooray for another way to use it! You should see the energy boost my little one gets from it, :P its funny how it recharches her.

    Yum, can't wait to try this, I'm bookmarking it in my recipe folder. ;)

  4. This looks wonderful..thanks for sharing it. And yes, Blogger sure know how to mess things up!

  5. Thanks for posting this recipe! I've been look for a yummy Quinoa recipe :)

  6. Hi Pat,
    So happy to see that you have made it through "The Blogger Storm of 2011"! I had to re publish Full Plate, but was just grateful to have a blog left. Your Quinoa Salad looks delicious. I really love Quinoa and in a salad it is great! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  7. Pat, this sounds like a delicious salad. I'm new to your blog and have spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a lovely spot for your readers to visit and I really enjoyed the time I've spent here. I'll be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  8. Saw your quinoa salad on Foodie Friday and coinsidently I also posted quinoa salad. Happily, the recipes are very different. Love your blog and decided to follow. I would love it if you visited my blog and followed me back.

  9. My Foodie Friday post was ready to go and disappeared for hours, but it came back. I was so glad I didn't have to write it again! I've had quinoa and I like it. This sounds like a good way to use it and healthy too!

  10. Hello Pat,

    What a lovely looking salad. I have never made a recipe with quinoa and this looks like a perfect one to try! Thank you for posting and for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!

    I have perused a few of your posts and enjoyed meeting you! :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

  11. Well, that looks good! Would you believe I just bought quinoa for the first time! I will try this recipe! Hugs- Diana

  12. It's my day for a blog hop, I'd love it if you came over and shared one of your great recipes at savory sunday!! Have a great day :)

  13. Ow thanks for the little personal shout out, that was very sweet of you! I just love quinoa, I always love to hear how other people prepare it! There's just so many things you can do with it!

  14. This sounds delish and healthy too. I love garbanzo beans! Blogger has been a real pip lately to all of us!

  15. Now I know what I'm having for dinner! I love quinoa, and after a week of not being able to eat much this looks like something I could handle. Thanks for sharing this!


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