Black Quinoa & Orange Salad

I have had a packet of black quinoa in my pantry for over a year! My first attempt at cooking with quinoa was a dismal failure, thus I have been avoiding “that” packet and thus it has just been taking up space. Until today! There was 2 1/2 cups of dried quinoa left and I threw it all in my rice cooker with 3 cups of water and let it cook whilst I search the net for an easy recipe that looked yum.

This is the recipe I came across….. “Black Quinoa Salad with Orange and Cumin Dressing” and here is my variation that suited what I had in my fridge. I am sure you could use with any quinoa you have handy too…..

2 cups black quinoa, cooked and cooled
1/2 cup Sultanas soaked in hot water until plump
1 Tsp Spanish oinion, finely diced
2 Tsp Fresh parsley, chopped
1 orange, peeled, pithed and de-seeded

Combine all ingredients in a serving bowl

1/4 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp Himalayan salt
2 Tbsp cold pressed olive oil

Whisk together and pour over salad. Toss gently and serve.

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