Quinoa and Kumquat Salad

    Quinoa and Kumquat Salad

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    30min


    11 people made this

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

    Ingredients
    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

    Directions
    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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