Spiced quinoa with almonds & feta

Spiced quinoa with almonds & feta

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Use quinoa instead of couscous to make a delicious gluten-free salad

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal404
  • fat19g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein17g
  • salt0.68g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp turmeric



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  • 300g quinoa, rinsed



    Tiny, bead-shaped, with a slightly bitter flavour and firm texture, quinoa may not be a…

  • 50g toasted flaked almonds
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • handful parsley, roughly chopped



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  • juice ½ lemon



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  1. 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.

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Comments (10)

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

Looks delish!

7daycicada's picture

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

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

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

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!

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