Quinoa With Gooseberry, Rhubarb, Fennel and Turnip

READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • Prepare your veggies: Rhubarb should be cut into approximately 2 inch lengths, and thick pieces could be sliced in half. Turnips should be chopped into 1/4-1/2 inch chunks. Gooseberries should have their tails and tops pinched off. For the fennel, I used the upper half of the stalks from one fennel. These stalks were chopped into 1-2 inch lengths, and the leaves were included. (You can use other parts if convenient).
  • Simmer rhubarb for approximately 15 minutes in water.
  • Add in the turnips, gooseberries and fennel; simmer for another fifteen minutes.
  • Drain the pot, reserving the liquid.
  • Set aside the vegetables in a bowl, mix in the nutmeg.
  • Cook the Quinoa at a ratio of 2 parts liquid to 1 part quinoa. Use the reserved liquid, adding in additional water if necessary, and bring back to a boil Add the quinoa (rince it first in cold water), fennel seeds and dried seaweed (or salt). Bring back to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and let simmer about 15 minutes.
  • Mix the cooked quinoa into the vegetables, and add the vinegar, and mix again. Serve immediately as a hot dish, or chill in refrigerator and serve as a salad over a crunchy lettuce.