This quinoa dish is highly influenced by the Middle-East. It's an all-in-one salad, with quinoa, chick peas, dried fruit and nuts, all infused with ground coriander, cumin and fresh mint. It's great for a light lunch on a warm, summer's day.
Spotted this on here yesterday made it this morning so easy to make. Had to use a mixed dried fruits raisins sultanas apricots cranberries and added some black olives. Love the Quinoa ordered a big bag off Amazon. Thanks Magpie for this recipe its a five star yum yum from me!!! - 17 Jun 2013
I really liked this dish! I made it for workday lunches and it was very satisfying. I did not have mint or coriander so omitted them and it still tasted great. The mint would have been a nice addition of color to the dish. Perhaps I'll think of of good veggie to add into it to make it a complete meal. I took a picture...will post soon. - 14 Sep 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I love using Quinoa and this was a nice variation. In particular the sweet of cranberries and raisins with the earthy flavors of the beans/quinoa was nice. I increased salt and pepper, and used basil instead of mint. Nice flavors. - 22 Sep 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)