Spiced quinoa with almonds & feta

Spiced quinoa with almonds & feta

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp turmeric
    Turmeric

    Turmeric

    term-er-ik

    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 300g quinoa, rinsed
    Quinoa

    Quinoa

    keen-wah

    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
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • juice ½ lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  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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Olivia Murphy
30th Apr, 2018
3.05
Well for my kids the meal was a disaster! Did not like it at all! :) But I thought that already when I cooked it. :) Without some additional flavor, the recipe taste quite bland. I added garlic, vegi stock, pepper, more Turmeric and coriander and Broccoli. I also made a yogurt sauce, with herbs to serve with the meal.
lseastwood
31st Jan, 2017
2.05
Have I missed something? I followed the recipe With no substitutions or additions and I found it bland and Flavourless. It seems many of the people rating this recipe Highly have added a whole host of Additional ingredients Which will no doubt add flavour
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Olivia Murphy
30th Apr, 2018
3.05
I agree, if you dont add some more flavor to it, it does taste quite bland. Seeing that everybody has different taste, its a good ground recipe which you can change to your taste.
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KochinVeronica
28th Nov, 2013
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.
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lac2626
29th Mar, 2013
5.05
Looks delish!
7daycicada
28th Jan, 2013
4.05
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
5th Jan, 2013
4.05
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
19th May, 2012
This sounds lovely, my husband and I are starting to try more vegetarian food so this sounds like a nice lunch dish.
mason1973
15th Jun, 2011
Lovely healthy meal, especially with the creamy feta. We just added pomegranate or watermelon goes nice too.
joanne_c
27th Jun, 2010
going to try this with halloumi cheese cooked on the griddle first and then added instead of the feta

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