Pineapple Quinoa Salad

By Shewekar Elgharably • April 14, 2015

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Pineapple Quinoa Salad
30 mn
medium
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With the sweet taste of pineapple and the aroma of fresh mint leaves, this exotic Pineapple Quinoa Salad takes this grain to a whole new level. This unique dish is summery, refreshing and hard to resist.

Recipe by: Shewekar Elgharably from her article with www.cairocooking.com


Ingredients

  • 1 cup pineapples (cut into small cubes) - أناناس
  • 1/2 cup red onions (diced) - بصل أحمر
  • 1 cup mushrooms (thinly sliced) - عش الغراب
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil - زيت زيتون
  • 1/2 cup quinoa - كينوا
  • 1 cup kale (finely sliced) - كيل
  • 1 handful mint (finely chopped) - نعناع
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil - زيت زيتون
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice - عصير أناناس
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar - خل حمض تفاح
  • salt and pepper (preferably sea salt) - ملح و فلفل

Step by step

  1. To cook the quinoa, wash it well under running water. Boil quinoa in one cup of water, then reduce heat and cover to simmer until water is absorbed and the quinoa is soft. Fluff it with a fork and set aside to cool.
  2. Heat olive oil in a small pan and sauté diced red onions and sliced mushrooms for a few minutes until softened. Set aside to cool.
  3. In the same pan, add sliced pineapple and sauté on a low heat for 5-8 minutes until nice and soft and edges are a bit caramelized.
  4. In a medium bowl, add quinoa, pineapple, mushroom and red onions and stir to combine.
  5. Sprinkle sliced kale and mint to the salad.
  6. To prepare the dressing, whisk pineapple juice with apple cider vinegar, olive oil and salt & pepper. Pour it over the salad and serve cold.

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