Fruity Quinoa

    30 min

    This is a delicious tasting side dish, which is quick and easy to make. Cooked quinoa is tossed with dried fruits, macadamia nuts and chutney. It goes particularly well with fish, prawns or chicken.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 85g uncooked quinoa, rinsed
    • 250ml water
    • 4 tablespoons chopped dried pineapple
    • 4 tablespoons chopped dried mango
    • 4 tablespoons sweetened desiccated coconut
    • 4 tablespoons dry-roasted macadamia nuts, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon hot mango chutney
    • 2 tablespoons mango chutney

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Mix the quinoa and water in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until all the water is absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the dried pineapple, dried mango, desiccated coconut, macadamia nuts and mango chutneys until thoroughly combined. Serve hot.

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    I have just made a Quinoa Salad (keen-wah salad) Quinoa, Vegetable stock, Cooked broccoli, Pomegranate Red onion, Handful of roughly chopped Brazil Nuts Drizzle of olive oil, Honey, Balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper..... Method Place some Quinoa in a pan and add 1 stock cube to water and add to Quinoa, 1 part Quinoa to 2 part vegetable stock). Simmer for about 25-30 minutes, until the Quinoa has doubled in size and looks like transparent little pears. Rinse the Quinoa in a sieve under cold water and drain well. Put the cold Quinoa and the cold Broccoli in to a bowl and set aside Cut the Brazil nuts in to small pieces Slice the red onion in to small pieces Get all the pomegranates out of its out shell Now add all these to the cold Quinoa and Broccoli and add a drizzle of olive oil, add some honey ( to your taste), add some Balsamic Vinegar (to your taste) and add salt and vinegar. Mix all together and enjoy.  -  22 May 2017


    This was good. It was very sweet - so I would like it more for a snack than with dinner. I made my own chutney so only added "regular" chuntey and no "hot" chutney (my mom doesn't do spicy). I would like a little more quinoa for the amount of "mix-ins". Definitely a nice recipe though!!!  -  25 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Go easy on the macadamia nuts, or chop them finer because too many makes this dish way too crunchy. The dried fruit is nice, but this recipe is better if you just use fresh fruit. The dried fruit makes it kind of gummy and difficult to chew. Otherwise it still tastes good.  -  22 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)