Half Raw and Half Cooked: Curried Apple and Quinoa Salad

3 Jun

Curried Apple and Quinoa Salad

Sometimes it’s easier to incorporate more RAW food into my family’s diet by mixing it with COOKED food. For families still in transition, adding RAW foods to COOKED not only increases the quantity of unprocessed foods into the family’s diet, but also simplifies the process of serving up unpretentious raw foods.

Here is a Curried Apple and Quinoa Salad recipe.  Instead of using processed mayonnaise, I use nutritious coconut to create the creamy sauce and to enhance the flavor of curry.  I did serve up a pure raw version (using sprouted raw quinoa) and this half-cooked version for lunch today.  Well, I guess you can guess which one my family preferred and ate.

The Cooked Half

Heat with a medium flame:

2 tbspns coconut oil

Lightly saute for 5 minutes or until tender:

1 sweet onion, chopped

Add and saute for a minute or 2:

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp mild curry (more or less, depending on your family’s taste)

Add to the pot:

1 tsp sea salt, or to taste

2 cups quinoa

3 cups of water

Bring to a boil and lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.  Fluff and set aside.

 

The Raw Half

Prepare:

raisins

apples, diced

Coconut Curry Sauce

 

Half and Half

Per serving, mix together in a bowl:

sea salt, to taste

1/4 cup raisins

1/2 cup apple, diced

1 cup of cooked quinoa (as above)

enough Coconut Curry Sauce

Enjoy!

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3 Responses to “Half Raw and Half Cooked: Curried Apple and Quinoa Salad”

  1. Sherri September 19, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    I tried the Curried Apple and Quinoa Salad last night for dinner. It received a 5 thumbs up!!!!! My husband and our three kids have been stuggling with all of my test recipes, but this one was not a struggle. It was so delicious! It looked different from yours, my quinoa was tan – but delicious nonetheless. I can’t wait to make it again!!!

    • Mama In The Kitchen September 19, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

      Sherri! I am thrilled you were all happy with it!!! ;). Thank you for writing in and for stopping by here on the website. I appreciate it!!

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