Moroccan Quinoa Salad

Moroccan Quinoa Salad

Intro

A favourite one from our delis – we make this most weeks – it’s simple, tasty and very popular.

Ingredients (serves 4)

50g Quinoa
1 Red Onion – diced
3 Mixed Peppers – deseeded and diced finely
2 tbsp Olives Et Al Tomorosso Cherry Tomatoes
1 Olives Et Al Preserved Lemon – rinsed and chopped (see note below)
30g Dried Apricots finely chopped
30g Sultanas
1 tsp Olives Et Al Sumac (optional)
1 tsp Olives Et Al Za’atar (optional)
30g Ground almonds
3og Sunflower seeds
Olives Et Al Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions

Prepare the quinoa according to the instructions and set aside. Prepare all other ingredients.

Once you’ve diced and chopped everything mix it all together in a bowl, add a generous glug of Olives Et Al Extra Virgin Olive Oil and that’s it.  Serve with Chicken Tagine or anything else that takes your fancy.

The two optional ingredients are not strictly speaking Moroccan but if you do use them they’ll add a wonderful depth and flavour to the overall dish.

Important Note on Preserved Lemons – these are intensely salty and they should be rinsed before use.  After rinsing discard the flesh and chop the peel finely – counter intuitive but it works.  Discard the flesh, eat the peel.