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Moroccan Quinoa

ACT Nutrition Support Service » Recipes » Moroccan Quinoa

Moroccan Quinoa

Serves 6

Ingredients
1 cup (250g) uncooked quinoa                                   
1 Lebanese cucumber                           
1 red capsicum                                  
2 tomatoes
4 spring onions
                                           
1 x 400g can of chickpeas, no added salt

Dressing:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground ginger
 ¼ teaspoon paprika
A pinch tumeric
A pinch cinnamon

Method 

  1. Rise quinoa under running water and place in a saucepan with 2 cups of water Bring to the boil.  
  2. Lower heat, cover & simmer until water is absorbed (about 15 mins). Leave to cool slightly.
  3. Chop cucumber, capsicum and tomatoes. Finely slice spring onion.
  4. Drain chickpeas. 
  5. To make the dressing, combine olive oil, lemon juice and spices.
  6. Add vegetables and chickpeas to the cooled quinoa. Pour over dressing and toss to coat well.
This recipe meets the GREEN criteria in the ACT Government Healthy Food and Drink Choices Policy.