Quinoa Lettuce Salad
Quinoa Lettuce Salad
A perfect combo of carbs & greens!
Quinoa Lettuce Salad
Quinoa Lettuce Salad
A perfect combo of carbs & greens!
ServingsPrep Time
2people20minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
ServingsPrep Time
2people20minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
For Salad –
  • 2/3cupQuinoauncooked
  • 1.5cupsWater
  • 1Medium Sized Romaine Lettuce Head
  • 1/2cupGrated Carrot
  • 1cupChopped Red Cabbage
  • 3tbspRoasted Sun Flower Seeds
  • 3tbspRoasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • 3tbspDried Cranberries
For the Dressing –
  • 1/4cupFresh Coriander
  • 4-5Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4tspRed Chilli Powder
  • 1.5tspSugar/Honey
  • 2tspBalsamic Vinegar
  • 1tspLemon juice
  • 2tbspExtra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt as needed
Instructions
  1. Rinse quinoa a few times in running water, drain and keep aside.
  2. To cook the quinoa, heat water in a thick bottomed skillet/pan. Add two pinches of salt and a few drops of oil. As the water comes to boil, add washed/rinsed quinoa.
  3. Cook it on medium flame for 5 mins and then keep it covered on low flame for next 7-10 mins.
  4. Once all water evaporates and quinoa is cooked, remove from heat and keep it covered for 5 mins. Fluff it with fork – keep aside to cool down.
  5. Meanwhile prepare the dressing by pulsing everything in a blender until smooth.
  6. If the dressing is too tart, adjust it accordingly by adding more sugar or honey.
  7. Roughly chop down the lettuce and mix it with grated carrots, thinly sliced cabbage along with cooked quinoa, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. Toss them well.
  8. Just before serving the salad, add 2-3 tbsp of dressing and toss it well.
  9. Serve immediately as it is or with a side of toasted bread slice.