Winter quinoa and kumquat salad

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    30 min

    Pear, watercress and cucumbers are tossed with quinoa and dressed with diced kumquats, olive oil, coriander and lemon juice. If you can't find kumquats try using clementines.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 225g (8 oz) quinoa, rinsed
    • 350ml (12 fl oz) water
    • 2 kumquats, pips removed and chopped
    • handful chopped fresh coriander
    • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 pear - peeled, cored and chopped
    • 1 cucumber - peeled, seeded and chopped
    • 75g (3 oz) watercress, trimmed and coarsely chopped

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa and water and bring to the boil. Simmer over low heat stirring often, until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain and cool completely.
    2. In a small bowl, combine the kumquats, coriander, olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
    3. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, pear and cucumber. Add the dressing and toss well. Add the watercress and toss again and serve.
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    I love quinoa and I loved this recipe. It was a hit at Thanksgiving this year with a huge family that had never had quinoa before! I doubled the pears and used an entire pint-package of kumquats. I also used more like 3 c. watercress and an entire bunch of cilantro because that's what I had. Lastly, I used only 1 T. of the olive oil.  -  28 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    If I could give this more stars, I would. This is my current absolute favorite salad! You've got to try it.  -  10 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    A wonderful and refreshing salad with quinoa, fairly simple to make. I added more kumquats and chopped pair for 'sweetness' and color.  -  29 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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