|Photo: Paprika chicken with quinoa tabbouleh recipe|
Quinoa is a delicious gluten-free substitute for burghul wheat that is traditionally used in tabouleh. Learn how to use it in this delicious quinoa chicken salad recipe.
Ingredients (serves 4)
1 cup (200g) quinoa (see Notes)
1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked, finely chopped
2 tbs finely chopped mint or coriander
8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
3 spring onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
2 tbs lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp paprika, plus extra to sprinkle
1 tsp ground cumin
Pinch of cayenne
1 tsp caster sugar
100g low-fat thick Greek yoghurt
1 tbs olive oil
4 x 180g chicken breast fillets
Place the quinoa and 600ml water in a small saucepan over medium heat, then bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain well and leave to cool.
Add herbs, tomato and onion to quinoa and toss to combine. Combine oil, lemon juice, 1/2 tsp paprika, cumin, cayenne and sugar, then season.
Place yoghurt in a bowl and drizzle over 2 tsp dressing, then sprinkle with some paprika. Toss salad in remaining dressing.
Preheat grill to medium-high. Mix oil and remaining paprika, season, then brush over chicken. Grill for 7-8 minutes each side until cooked through. Serve sliced with salad and yoghurt.
Quinoa is from the health food aisle in supermarkets.
delicious. - March 2010, Page 104
Recipe by Jill Dupleix