Quinoa and Kumquat Salad

Quinoa and Kumquat Salad


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This is my favourite salad which combines kumquats and pears with cucumber and watercress. It's definitely different!


Serves: 6 

  • 225g quinoa, rinsed
  • 350ml water
  • 2 kumquats, pips removed and chopped
  • handful chopped fresh coriander
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pear - peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 cucumber - peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 75g watercress, trimmed and coarsely chopped

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa and water and bring to the boil. Simmer over low heat stirring often until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain and cool completely.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the kumquats, coriander, olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, pear and cucumber. Add the dressing and toss well. Add the watercress and toss again and serve.

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