Quinoa Salad With Spinach

Quinoa Salad With Spinach
28 January 2020

By Chef Nishant Choubey 
Consulting chef for Michelin plated indus Bangkok , corporate chef with Seinan group (Tokyo) , having work experience of more than 15 years!! Chef of the year 2017 !! Gold medalist at Aahar , one of the chefs choosen to attend worlds gourmet summit in Singapore.
 
 



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Choosen to represent india in United States to undergo training at John folse culinary institute, presently doing a TV show with Tata sky in association with FAMHEALTH, Posted successful pop ups in Spain, South Africa , Kenya , Argentina and Montenegro!!
 
QUINOA SALAD WITH SPINACH, SESAME TOUILLE AND BLACK OLIVE POWDER
Ingredients 
Quinoa 30gm 
Peppers 20gm 
Black olive 10gm
Spinach 20gm
Caper berry 1 or no
Waterchesnut 1 or 2 
Kale 20gm
Morning glory 20gm 
White Sesame seed 10gm
Jaggery 10gm
Lemon juice 2tsp
Olive oil 4 tsp
Black pepper a bit 
Fresh basil a few 
 
Method 
Wash the quinoa grains in cold water.
Boil it n water by absorption method. It helps retain the nutrients in quinoa.
Once boiled cool it down.
Chop the peppers, waterchestnut, blanch spinach, blanch morning glory and kale.
Make a touille by cooking Jaggery with white sesame seed in a non stick pan.
Chop the olive and dry it in moderate heat and then powder it .
Make a dressing with olive oil , lemon , black pepper and fresh basil .
Dress the quinoa and add the vegetables 
Serve it with caperberrry , black olive powder 
A seasonal citrus fruit in the recipe will also act wonders.