October 26, 2018
In all its form and around the world, quinoa is gaining in popularity, and is perfect as a side dish, a salad, or for adding some originality to a classic dish. It’s simple to cook and goes with almost anything, and is an open invitation to get as creative as you like.
Quinoa is delicious whether served hot or cold. Cold, it can be mixed with chopped tomatoes, red peppers and fresh herbs to make a kind of tabbouleh salad. Hot, the possibilities are almost endless whether you cook it in a non-stick pot or a rice cooker! Why not simply replace all your wheat-based staples with quinoa? Served as a side dish, it gives a touch of originality to a classic stew or curry. And if left to simmer for a long time over a low heat, quinoa can be made into a delicious vegetable risotto — made even more divine when topped with a drizzle of oil.
And if you want to keep everyone happy, don’t be afraid to invent your own veggie-burger recipes. Quinoa is perfect for making delicious vegetarian croquettes and burgers – simply mix with mashed chickpeas or gram flour and a few herbs and spices, everyone will be asking for more! For those with a sweet tooth, quinoa flour is an excellent gluten-free alternative for making cookies, pancakes and breads and light cakes that will wow everyone with their delicious flavor of hazelnuts. Quinoa can also be used in place of rice, and is even available as a plant milk!