Spiced quinoa with almonds & feta

Spiced quinoa with almonds & feta

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

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Serves 4

Use quinoa instead of couscous to make a delicious gluten-free salad

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  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 300g quinoa, rinsed
  • 50g toasted flaked almonds
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • handful parsley, roughly chopped
  • juice ½ lemon

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Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the spices, then fry for a min or so until fragrant. Add the quinoa, then fry for a further min until you can hear gentle popping sounds. Stir in 600ml boiling water, then gently simmer for 10-15 mins until the water has evaporated and the quinoa grains have a white ‘halo’ around them. Allow to cool slightly, then stir through the other ingredients. Serve warm or cold.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2009

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KochinVeronica's picture

Such a richness of flavours! Amazing! I used toasted whole almonds and blue cheese instead of feta (as someone here suggested) and it worked out wonderfully.

lac2626's picture
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Looks delish!

7daycicada's picture
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Chucked in some chopped up garlic, red chilli, black olives, cherry tomatoes and red pepper. Adding some paprika really made a difference too. Keeps for days, so useful when batch-cooking lunches for the week.

thebeckwholikedtocoo's picture
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Lovely recipe, I added celery, spring onion, avocado, beetroot and green cabbage to make a delicious dinner. Also used blue cheese instead of feta. Lovely - take a look for yourself at my instagram pic http://instagram.com/p/UHX-wouAhh/

wesa01's picture

This sounds lovely, my husband and I are starting to try more vegetarian food so this sounds like a nice lunch dish.

mason1973's picture

Lovely healthy meal, especially with the creamy feta. We just added pomegranate or watermelon goes nice too.

joanne_c's picture

going to try this with halloumi cheese cooked on the griddle first and then added instead of the feta

bowley1's picture
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Had this for lunch today I cooked the quinoa then let it cool completely before adding the rest of the ingredients, I also added celery and very finely diced onion - lovely and filling. next time I would probably add the onions when frying the spices as they were a bit harsh and overpowered things but nice all the same.

janbomyers's picture
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Nice side dish

robbieboy's picture

Will soon try this as I've never tasted quinoa and I love the subtle creamy flavour of feta!