Moroccan Quinoa Salad

This is a Gluten free healthy and nutritious salad.

Moroccan Quinoa Salad🥗

1/2 cup quinoa

2 table spoons butter

Less than 1/4 spn of ras-el-hanout( an African spice powder.I have used garam masala)

1/2 teaspoon cumin

5-6 dried apricots sliced

1 clove of garlic

1 preserved lemon, chopped finely

small handful of mint

small handful of rocket(salad green)

Salt and pepper as per taste

1 orange ( use 1/2 to slice and garnish and extract juice of other orange

5-6 chopped almonds

METHOD

1. fill a large saucepan with water, and add your quinoa, preserved lemon, and some salt. Bring to the boil, and cook until it’s cooked and grains are seperate.

2.In a small saucepan, add the butter, ras el hanout, cumin, apricots, crushed garlic, a few crushed mint leaves and the rest of the preserved lemon. Cook on a low heat for about 10-15 minutes, and then set aside.

3.The quinoa should now be done, so drain it and let it cool 4 a bit. Once it has, pop it in a large mixing bowl, and cover it with the buttery deliciousness. Add your rocket, extra mint, and a bit of chilli if you like it hot.

4.Juice one half of your orange, and pour it over the top. Slice the other half. and top with the orange slices and the chopped almonds. Refrigerate as it

tastes best when it’s cool.

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