Spicy Almond and Feta Quinoa

Quinoa makes an excellent substitute for couscous.Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa), is a small South American grain with a delicate, nutty flavour and looks a little like couscous. This dish can be eaten as a salad on it’s own or as an accompaniment to another dish.

Serves 4
Ingredients:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground coriander
tsp turmeric
300g quinoa, rinsed
50g toasted flaked almonds
100g feta cheese, crumbled
handful parsley, roughly chopped
juice lemon

Gluten-free and vegetarian

Preparation and cooking times
Prep.10 mins. Cook 15 mins.

Method:
Fry the spices in a 1 tbsp of oil for 1 minute to intensify their aroma. Add the quinoa, mix well and fry for a further minute until you hear gentle popping.

Add 600ml of boiling water and gently simmer for 10-15 minutes. When the water has evaporated the quinoa grains will have a while halo. Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little.

Stir in all the other ingredients and serve either warm or cold.

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