Maple Orzo and Quinoa Salad

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6 portions
Metric Imperial



  • 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


  • 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


  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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