Friday, 20 July 2012

Quinoa Tofu Salad

Quinoa has become highly appreciated for its nutritional value as its a source of complete protein. It is also a good source of fiber, calcium and phosphorus and if that is not good enough quinoa its also high in magnesium and iron. It is very useful for vegans or people looking for a nutritional and healthy meal. The fact that is so tasty just adds to the list so I have decided to create a (kind of posh) salad of quinoa and orange juice sauce. I hope you like it!

1 cup of quinoa
2 cups of water
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic smashed
200g smoked tofu (I used Taifun Beechwood Smoked Tofu)
1 orange (zest and juice)
Black pepper

1 - In a sauce pan cook the quinoa with the water for 15 minutes
2 - When ready transfer for a big bowl and pour 1 tbsp of the olive oil, the orange zest and put aside
3 - Fry the garlic with the rest of the olive oil
4 - Add the tofu, salt, black pepper and the orange juice and stir for 2 minutes
5 - Pour the mixture on the quinoa the mix together
6 - Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes before serve


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