Great dish- gluten free to serve as a side or beneath a grilled salmon steak or a grilled chicken breast piece. Similar to a cous cous salad. If gluten free- ensure GF tamari or soy sauce is used
Serves 2 as a main with some salmon or chicken, or 4 as a side serve.
Editted to add- this recipe is from http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/food/freshtv/785505/salmon-with-toasted-quinoa-salad- with regards to the name- there is no actual toasting of the quinoa done. I think the name is just in reference to the colour of the dish perhaps
Quinoa is a very high protein grain which originated in the Andes mountains of Bolivia and Peru as a staple food of the Incas. It's gluten-free and rich in L-lysine, phosphorus, calcium, iron, B vitamins, and vitamin E. A yet untried recipe submitted for Zaar World Tour II.
Found this in Prevention Magazine, this is easy, healthy and most importantly...very tasty. You can substitute any cheese for the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. I recommend a strong hard cheese, but I have used all kinds and they all work. When I’m in a rush, I leave out the walnut pieces. A great side dish or when I am really lazy, add some cooked chicken for a great meal.
This makes such a nice side dish. I even like it cold as a salad the next day! 06/28/08 - UPDATE!! As I have already said, I like this for a salad too.
Today I added some chopped egg whites, chopped black olives, some scallions (green and white). I then tossed with one tbls each of EVOO and red wine vinegar. Realllllly good! 07/24/08 - ANOTHER UPDATE! Wow, instead of using the fresh garlic, use roasted! I had several bulbs roasting while I was making dinner. They smelled SOOO good and that is when I figured it could only make this dish better. Just leave out the minced garlic and when the dish is finished, stir in about five squeezed out chopped cloves and then serve. YUM! 07/29/08 - STILL ANOTHER UPDATE! I have really gotten on the quinoa bandwagon. Put together two more recipes, so if you like quinoa as much as me, take a look. I'm not bragging, just sharing a good thing....recipe#316192 and recipe#316159.