Sunday, June 18, 2006

Quinoa Contest

Quinoa Sushi Salad

I made this recipe up just now and it's pretty good if I say so myself. Feel free to add more veggies, red bell pepper would be really good and pretty.
Quinoa Sushi Salad
serves 4

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 small bouillon cube
  • 2 inches of peeled ginger, smashed
  • 1 large garlic clove, smashed
-make sure to rinse the quinoa, then bring it all to a boil, simmer for 3 minutes, put the lid on it and turn the heat down as low as it will go. It should be ready in 20 minutes.
Cool the quinoa.
In a large bowl add the cooled quinoa and these ingredients, then toss with the dressing:

  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 1 cup daikon, cut however you like it
  • 1 large english cucumber, diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1 hass avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup nori shreds

  • 1/4 cup soysauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp golden flax meal
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 clove pressed garlic
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1-3 tsp wasabi paste (start with 1, then taste)
  • juice of 2 limes
-Chill for at least an hour and serve, sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds if desired


  1. MMMMMMM!!!
    Mmmmmelody, looks mmmmmagnificent!

    Hey, what is up with the Share A Pet? (The link to the right here.) That seems like a cool place.

  2. okay this is a winner. I haven't even posted my recipe yet. It's my goal for the week tho.. hmm nice to SIZE UP the competition haha ;)


  3. Melody, by the way... nice that you're sweet on ol' Rickypoo. Thanks for the great comments about him on my blog *giggles*...

  4. Hey what fun. Yes, I'm in Teddy's boat, sizing up the competition. I've got a couple entries in there.

    Great picture!

  5. good luck. this looks delish.

  6. I had Quinoa Pasta for lunch today.


    I left you a PM on the veg board.


  7. This is a good idea to make quinoa travel from Bolivia to Asia. Glad to discover your nice blog & tempting recipe for the conselt.

  8. Yum Yum Yum!!!! It looks fantastic!
    I think I will eat quinoa all week long!! Too many good recipes to cook it with!!!!

  9. Mmm, that sounds and looks really good. I entered the competition too! Teehee.