Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Quinoa & Mixed Veggies Salad

Quinoa is taking an important part in our daily menu nowadays, recently while doing my shopping in an organic shop i found red quinoas which attracted me a lot and immediatley i picked two packets of 500grams as i was planning to add quinoa atleast once a day in our menu with anything as anything, yep since we had our Quinoa & Mixed Fruits Salad, i couldnt able to stop adding some cooked quinoa to our salads..This red quinoa and mixed veggies salad is one of the best refreshing, easiest and filling salad which suits perfectly for our lunch or either for our dinner with a simple bread toast or with a bowl of soup..This salad is completely very easy to prepare also its really very catchy and colourful, very pleasant salad to enjoy without any guilt...Needless to say that this salad was really tasty, obviously this salad is one of the fabulous salad i have prepared recently..


Few Lettuce leaves
1/2cup Cooked quinoa
2nos  Carrots (grated)
1no Cucumber (sliced as cubes)
Few Cherry tomatoes
2tbsp Fried Onions
Few red onions (chopped)
1/2tsp Pepper powder
Salt
Olive oil

Take the lettuce leaves, cooked quinoa, grated carrots,cubes cucumber chunks, chopped tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, fried onions, chopped red onions in a large bowl..make a dressing with enough olive oil, salt and pepper powder and toss gently the veggies until they get well mixed..

Serve immediately!!

50 comments:

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

I think i shoulod come and live with you as you ar eona healthy eating way, i have been wanting to loose some extra kilos.

Meena said... Reply To This Comment

hi priya, i was planning to try a sala w/quinoa...thanks for a great recipe.

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

Salad looks colourful and healthy dear..
Love the idea of adding quinoa
Thx. for sharing :-)

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Colourful & yum...beautiful click priya..

SathyaSridhar said... Reply To This Comment

wooow!!!Priya..very healthy n filling salad dear,,perfectly made n well presented...yesterday ,,missed ur cucumber buttermilk cos of outing,,,very great refreshing drink perfect for hot summer days cool our body..

Krishnaveni said... Reply To This Comment

colourful salad. Please collect your awards from my blog

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely salad,,,never tried quinoa yet

miri goes phishing! said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya...the salad looks so pretty n' fresh...really if you have the time you should submit it to the event "Serve me some...Salads" hosted by "Cook curry Nook"...http://cookcurrynook.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/serve-me-some-salads-2/

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely spring salad! Love how you arrange them in the plate.

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

I guess thats as healthy as it can get..really, hats off to you..

Life is beautiful!!! said... Reply To This Comment

Priya :)))) Quionoa queen :)

Just kidding girl...amazed by your healthy dishes !!!

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

Hy Priya,

Salad looks delicious n very healthy one. Lovely idea.

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya dearie! hru doing there??? Missed all ur postings!

I'm back again after a hectic move to new home...! It's all okey now, except for the lousy internet connection. hehe!

That salad is simply irresistible! Pass me a bowl! :)

Rumana Rawat said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely and very healthy....

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a colourful and healthy salad

Suhaina said... Reply To This Comment

super healthy and yummy looking salad. love the colors.

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

That sounds really filling and cool!

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

That's a colourful salad ...and Priya everytime I want to say this....your blog template looks too gud now...

Siddhi S said... Reply To This Comment

nice healthy salad...perfect for summer

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

A very healthy salad!

Sridevi said... Reply To This Comment

Colorful and healthy salad.

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

love the colour so refreashing and healthy..

priya said... Reply To This Comment

Another healthy and yummy salad from u..gr8 work!

Suma Rowjee said... Reply To This Comment

You are on a health food spree.. and making it yumm too!!

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and tasty salad.. nice clicks!!

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

super healthy salad!!

Ammu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious & heathy dish. Awesome :)

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Salad looks delicious n very healthy one. Lovely idea.

Geetha Achal said... Reply To This Comment

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Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so good and refreshing.. By the way did u manage to get black quinoa ?

PranisKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

very healthy one..i think priya u r a grt fan of quinoa..so many different dishes..thanks for sharing yarr

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

Your salad looks delicious. I like it. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

SM said... Reply To This Comment

It is very good that you are adding grains to your diet. Quinoa is wonderful to use. I just found the red variety in our stores here. will give it a try.

Srimathi said... Reply To This Comment

The red Quinoa is awesome to use for salad. It brings out the color well.

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

Salad looks really colorful and healthy.

Swapna Sree said... Reply To This Comment

woow!!colorful and delicious salad....

chakhlere said... Reply To This Comment

Such a colorful and healthy salad will enhance nutrition and taste of any meal.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

Excellent presentation Priya...Restaurant range la irukku...Does other in your area get Quinoa :-)

Yummy Team said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful and healthy salad..

Nithya said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. looks fantastic and yummy :)

Gita Jaishankar said... Reply To This Comment

Salad looks very colorful and healthy Priya...red quinoa is new to me...sounds wonderful dear :)

Harini said... Reply To This Comment

a very healthy and colorful salad!!

Sashi said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy salad !!

Kiran said... Reply To This Comment

Love the red quinoa.Salad looks very refreshing.Nice pic.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya, I just bought Quinoa over this last grocery trip. Please tell me how to best cook it for this salad. Please email me if you can. The salad looks very tempting.

Ramya said... Reply To This Comment

never made use of quinoa in salad..Thanx for sharing the recipe

Aysha said... Reply To This Comment

Great n yummy recipe....pls come n collect your awards dear

Nithu Bala said... Reply To This Comment

healthy, colorful, delicious and nicely presented dear..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, thank you very much for your tips on quinoa cooking. I will start using it soon :)

maha said... Reply To This Comment

ur salad recipes just awesum dear..can u give any idea that how 2 cook quinoa?i never tried b4 this.plz
Maha