Maple Flavoured Orzo and Quinoa Salad


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Recipe — Maple Flavoured Orzo and Quinoa Salad
6 portions
Metric Imperial

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped

Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated or finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Method

  1. Pour quinoa, water and salt into a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and add orzo.
  2. Simmer for 10 minutes mixing occasionally. Strain and transfer into a salad bowl to cool down.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients for the salad.
  4. In a bowl, whip all ingredients for the vinaigrette.
  5. Pour over the salad and mix thoroughly before serving.

Cooling Time: about 15 minutes

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Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.

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