When Garden Picks sent me an organic tri-colour (white, red and black) quinoa, I searched for rainbow quinoa recipes that I could replicate on YouTube. The most common ones used butternut squash, cucumber and baby spinach but since I don't have all of the above-mentioned, I decided to create my own recipe based on the vegetables and fruits I have in the fridge. The end result? Hubby gave it 2 thumbs up and I am one happy wifey!
Presenting, my Cherrific (because my name is Cherry, heehee) Rainbow Quinoa Salad Recipe!
HOW TO COOK THE GARDEN PICKS' ORGANIC TRI-COLOUR QUINOA
Boil 2 cups of water and add 1/4 of chicken cube to make a chicken broth
(You may opt for 2 cups fresh chicken broth if you don't fancy chicken cubes)
Add 1 cup quinoa, bring back to boil then turn the stove into slow fire and boil gently for 15 minutes or until the quinoa sipped all the water
(You may opt to add salt to taste, I skipped salt as my husband have HBP)
Turn off the stove and leave the quinoa to cool down for 5 to 10 minutes before transferring into a container.
THE SALAD PREP
Wash, rinse and mix your vegetable salad mix in a salad mixer
(For this recipe, I used Italian mix)
Put the salad mix evenly in a salad bowl
Add your cooked rainbow quinoa on top of the salad mix
Garden Picks Superfood Granola with Chia Seeds.
(Optional: add dried cranberries, pomegranate seeds and nuts of your choice)
When I cook/prepare food, I don't really measure so please bear with my recipe without exact measurements. I just add the condiments/ingredients based on how I want my salad to taste.
For more Cherrific salad preps, follow @sweetmemoirs on Instagram.
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