Extremely easy recipe, and a good substitute for burgul, or, as Americans call it, “bulgur”. True, not the traditional main ingredient, so probably not for purists; but very tasty nevertheless. Simply mix the following ingredients:

2 cups cooked quinoa
1 fresh cucumber, chopped into teeny-tiny pieces
3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
juice from 1 lemon

1/2 chopped tomato
1 tbsp chopped onion
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds and/or pine nuts

Then, put salad in fridge and let marinate for a while.

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  1. thanks for the idea – this made a great lunch today, and a great use for leftover quinoa and lentils.
    i added radish, red pepper, and french lentils.

  2. Neat, Chanie!

    Lentils and quinoa go really, really well together, and in fact can constitute a great mejeddera (traditional rice/wheat with lentils dish, with fried onions).

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