Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Curried Quinoa with Apples and Chickpeas

Vegan + Gluten Free

I copied this recipe from Natural Health Magazine and modified a bit. It's really good if you like curry. Which means my husband won't touch it. Some college roommate/neighbor totally ruined him on anything containing curry. (not naming names, Will and Brian).

I like this because I can eat make it on Monday and then eat it for lunch or snacks for 3-4 days. Oh, and it's much better with granny smith apples.

Curried Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas and Apples

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin

Bring all ingredients to a boil and cover, reduce heat and simmer 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.

When cool, toss with:

  • 1 green apple, diced
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 c diced cilantro
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1/4 c diced green onions

Mix up and stir in dressing:

  • 3 Tbsp EVOO
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • salt and pepper to taste


wirrek said...

I need to try Quinoa again. It has been awhile. I love recipes like this that I can eat for lunch all week!

wirrek said...

Wait a second, you mean Brian Brian? he doesn't like curry?!?!?!