Quinoa Salad With Zucchini Hummus

By: Pooja Gupta
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It's completely healthy and tasty as well. Quinoa is easily available in the market. It is a complete protein and wheat-free alternative. Most of the nutritionists advice to have quinoa for breakfast.

It is also a good source of calcium, magnesium and manganese along with good levels of vitamin B, vitamin E and dietary fibre.

This salad is served with Zucchini hummus, which enhances the taste and flavours. So, take a look at this recipe by Chef Anirudh Nautiyal and do try it at home.

Quinoa Salad With Zucchini Hummus
Quinoa Salad With Zucchini Hummus | Step By Step Procedure For Quinoa Salad With Zucchini Hummus
Quinoa Salad With Zucchini Hummus | Step By Step Procedure For Quinoa Salad With Zucchini Hummus
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
15 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins

Recipe By: Chef Anirudh Nautiyal

Recipe Type: Salad

Serves: 2

  • For Salad:

    Red quinoa - ½ a cup

    Bell pepper - ½ a cup

    Broccoli - ½ a cup

    Onion - ¼th cup

    Garlic cloves - 2-4

    Salt to taste

    Black pepper - 1 tsp

    Parsley - a few leaves for garnishing

    Olive oil - 2 tbsp

    Lemon juice - 2 tsp

    For Zucchini Hummus:

    Peeled zucchini - ½ a cup

    Tahini paste - 2 tbsp

    Garlic cloves - 5

    Salt to taste

    Lemon juice - 2 tsp

    Olive oil - 1 tbsp

    Paprika powder - 1 tsp

Red Rice Kanda Poha
How to Prepare
  • For The Quinoa Salad

    1. Take a bowl and put red quinoa in it in a recommended quantity.
    2. Fill the bowl with water.
    3. Now soak red quinoa in water for almost 2-3 hours before cooking.
    4. Let it cook for some time with salt and double the amount of water with a closed lid.
    5. Strain the quinoa and keep it aside.
    6. Take onion, garlic and bell pepper and finely chop it.
    7. Take a pan, put some oil in the pan and now put the chopped onions, garlic and pepper in it and saute them.
    8. Add the cooked quinoa to the pan.
    9. Adjust the seasoning and add lemon juice.

    For Zucchini Hummus:

    1. Add zucchini, garlic, and tahini paste to the blender and blend it finely.
    2. Now, take the paste out in a bowl.
    3. Adjust seasoning and lemon juice to it.
    4. Keep it in a freezer.

    Plating The Quinoa Salad And Zucchini Hummus:

    1. Take a salad bowl and place quinoa on top of the lettuce.
    2. Place zucchini hummus on the side.
    3. The dish is now ready to be served.

  • 1.You can add any other vegetables of your preference to the salad
  • 2. You can use the white quinoa instead of red.
Nutritional Information
  • Serves - 1 plate
  • Calories - 410 cal
  • Fat - 25 g
  • Protein - 13 g
  • Carbohydrates - 41 g
  • Sugar - 12 g
  • Dietary Fibre - 7 g
  • Iron - 20%
  • Vitamin A - 120%
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