Quinoa and Kumquat Salad

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    30 minutes

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


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    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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    I love quinoa and I loved this recipe. It was a hit at Thanksgiving this year with a huge family that had never had quinoa before! I doubled the pears and used an entire pint-package of kumquats. I also used more like 3 c. watercress and an entire bunch of cilantro because that's what I had. Lastly, I used only 1 T. of the olive oil.  -  28 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    16

    If I could give this more stars, I would. This is my current absolute favorite salad! You've got to try it.  -  10 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    16

    A wonderful and refreshing salad with quinoa, fairly simple to make. I added more kumquats and chopped pair for 'sweetness' and color.  -  29 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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