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Red Quinoa Salad


Red Quinoa Salad in Cucumber Cup

Beautiful healthy salad.

What is it about anything formed with a ring mold looks so much more appealing on a plate. I bought these ring molds in France and this is the first time I have used them. I actually got the idea to put this salad in a cucumber cup from a movie I was watching the day I made the salad. The movie was Pressure Cooker and about intercity kids in a culinary arts program in their school.

The last salad I made with quinoa was the Mediterranean  harvest Grain Salad. I really wanted more red quinoa to show up in the salad but it didn’t so here I am again trying to get a pretty reddish salad made with a healthy grain. I left out the jicama that Guy added and put in some avocado.

It’s fun playing around with food and trying to come up with new vessels to make something more interesting.  I play with food more now than I did when I was a kid, pushing things around my plate to look like I had eaten things I didn’t like.

Hope you will give this a try whether it’s this quinoa salad or even a simple potato salad would look great in this and you don’t have to have the ring molds, just use a tuna can.


You can use red or white quinoa for this salad.

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