Q - Quinoa

Posted by Claudia Moser on 9:54 AM in , ,
Quite a surprise I am sure, but this grain makes me happy especially combined with fenel, apple, carrot in a salad.

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Quinoa is an ancient food from South America. While it looks a bit like rice, it has a richer, heartier flavor and crunchier texture. It tastes like brown rice but I like that it is fluffy and somehow creamy.
Another recipe which I cook quite often is a quinoa risotto with zucchini and smoked salmon, a true delight!
Happy Easter everyone - I hope you will have days full of light!



I've heard of quinoa but never tasted it. Happy Easter to you too. Dropping by from AtoZ

I too haven't tasted it yet. May be will try to get it from supermarket.

wow it really expands when cooked

I'd not even heard of this, Claudia, but it looks something similar to couscous.

I love the quinoa they make at Costcos. They add vegetables and spices to it, and it is fabulous.


Dearest Claudia;
Oh My!!! I've never heard of this; worth to check(^_^)v

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

I've too heard about Quinoa...quite the healthy grain I've heard!! :)

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