Curried Quinoa Salad with Cucumber-Mint Raita

Oo I love Indian flavours and to combine them with quinoa is something I have never done before.


  • 1tsp olive oil
  • 2tsp curry powder
  • 1 garlic clove -crushed
  • 1 cup of uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 diced and peeled mango
  • 1/2 cup of celery
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced spring onion
  • 3tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 3tbsp raisins 
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber
  • 2tsp freshly chopped mint
  • Pot of yoghurt 
  • Handful of spinach
  1. Heat oil in a medium pan on medium-high heat. Add garlic and curry powder and cook for one minute – stir constantly  
  2. Add quinoa and water. Bring to the boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20mins  
  3. Remove from heat when cooked stir in sea salt and cracked pepper (I used a mixed grinder with chilli too)   
  4. Prepare all the vegetables and fruit. When quinoa has cooled, stir in all the ingredients gently   
  5. Combine the cucumber and mint with the yoghurt in a small bowl  
  6. Serve the quinoa mix on each plate and add about two tbsp of raita – delicious!!   

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