Quinoa, Chickpea and Strawberry Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette


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This delicious quinoa salad with chickpea, strawberries, and cucumber along with a sundried tomato dressing is short on gluten but not on taste, and packed full of healthy goodness. It can be enjoyed at room temperature or chilled, which makes it a great choice for picnics, potlucks, and packed lunches!

SaladSundried Tomato Vinaigrette
  • 120 g A mix of white and red quinoa
  • 360 ml Water
  • 200 g Chickpea in can, rinsed, drained
  • 1 Small cucumber, diced
  • 200 g Fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 10 Sundried tomato halves
  • 1-2 tbsp Fresh Parmesan, grated
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 30 ml Balsamic vinegar
  • 20 ml Red wine vinegar
  • 2 stalk Spring onions, chopped
  • 100 ml Olive oil
  1. Rinse quinoa in a fine sieve until water runs clear, drain and transfer to a medium saucepan. Add water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until water has absorbed. Set aside to cool and fluff with a fork.
  2. Blend all the vinaigrette ingredients together, adding the olive oil last until you get the desired consistency.
  3. Place the quinoa, diced cucumber, chickpeas, and quartered strawberries in a large bowl. Add in dressing and toss to combine.

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101 comments:

Mich PieceofCake 22/4/14 05:41

What a beautiful salad and I have all the ingredients! Its going on my to do list.

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Rosita Vargas 22/4/14 06:19

Ensalada exquisita,colorida y saludable me encanta la quinoa,abrazos

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 22/4/14 08:20

Very original and surely mighty delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

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Elzbieta Hester 22/4/14 09:04

What a bomb of flavors and colors! I'm very curious about chickpeas and strawberries together! :) ela@GrayApron

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Shashi Charles 22/4/14 10:39

What an awesome combo of sweet and savory flavors in this salad - the pairing of strawberry and chickpeas is BRILLIANT! Also brilliant is that dressing - love love love the color of it!

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inês do crasto 22/4/14 10:42

This made me feel like having lunch for breakfast! ;) gorgeous!
Have a nice week

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Tze @ Awayofmind 22/4/14 11:20

this salad is so flavourful and pretty, is a good meal by itself! lovely!

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GG 22/4/14 12:31

This is a great looking salad and so very pretty. GG

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Medeja 22/4/14 12:36

What a fantastic combination of strawberries and chickpeas !!! :)

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Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen 22/4/14 12:40

What a great combination of flavors and colors. I didn't realize quinoa came in colors. I can't wait to give this a try.
Sam

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My Kitchen Stories 22/4/14 13:16

There are some beautiful photos and colours here Angie

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Michael Toa 22/4/14 13:42

Gorgeous Angie. You are so creative with your flavour combinations. I am curious about the chickpeas and strawberries together... hmmm, guess I just have to try it myself :) The photos are beautiful as well.

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Mary Callan 22/4/14 13:44

What a lovely combination of fruit and sun dried tomato dressing - simply delicious
Mary

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Nammi 22/4/14 13:45

wow!!! thats one healthy looking bowl of salad.

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Esther Lau 22/4/14 13:51

l love everything in this dish and also the delicious dressing!
Many thumbs up for you, Angie! :)

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Priya Suresh 22/4/14 13:53

Very beautiful dishes, cant take my eyes from that salad.

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Kelly 22/4/14 13:54

What a great combination of flavors - I seriously love everything in this salad. It's so pretty and bright and the sundried tomato vinaigrette sounds amazing!

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easyfoodsmith 22/4/14 13:58

What a lovely creative salad! The bursting colors and flavors sound amazing.

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Barbara 22/4/14 14:17

That's an amazing salad Angie. So colorful and completely healthy. Looks delicious!

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Kitchen Belleicious 22/4/14 14:25

the addition of the strawberries is fabulous. So fresh and spring like

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Sweet Posy Dreams 22/4/14 15:03

Oh I know I would love this. Can't wait to try it as the weather gets warmer.

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Mijú 22/4/14 15:15

Que bueno se ve súper bien.
Un saludito

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thecompletecookbook 22/4/14 15:16

I will definitely be trying this recipe just as soon as I can get strawberries again Angie.
Have a lovely day.
:-) Mandy xo

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Lite Home Bake 22/4/14 15:53

Wow, as usual your dishes are all so pretty and healthy!

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Liz Berg 22/4/14 16:54

Such a gorgeous, healthy salad! Perfect after the Easter indulgences :)

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Ashley 22/4/14 17:15

What an awesome salad!! I've been using chickpeas, strawberries and cucumbers all the time lately and this combines them all into one great dish!

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Pam 22/4/14 17:41

Colorful, flavorful, and so healthy. It looks really delicious!

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Monica 22/4/14 18:14

Oh, this looks great, Angie. I can't believe how creative salads have been and how amazing they can taste when you put in different ingredients and textures like this. Love it.

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Gloria Baker 22/4/14 18:37

This salad look beautiful Angie!

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Geni 22/4/14 19:17

What a bright and spring-y salad Angie! So eye catching!

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Katerina 22/4/14 19:32

I love strawberries in salads and this one is bursting with flavors Angie! My type of light meal too!

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Erica 22/4/14 19:46

Wow! Great textures and flavors! Healthy and delicious,Angie!

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Cheri Savory Spoon 22/4/14 19:57

HI Angie, this is my kind of salad, love all the different flavors and textures. So creative!

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Catherine 22/4/14 20:05

What a magnificent looking salad!!! Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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CHANTAL BOGANDA 22/4/14 22:38

Woow Angie, I like your so beautiful salad!
Looks so great and yummy!
Chantal

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Jasna Varcakovic 23/4/14 01:20

Great for after Easter overeating; I hope you had a good one!

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Abbe@This is How I Cook 23/4/14 01:22

I love sun dried tomatoes! This salad is right up my alley!

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Jeannie Tay 23/4/14 03:49

Looks delicious and so colorful! I love the recipe for the vinaigrette, sounds so tangy and refreshing!

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Rebecca Subbiah 23/4/14 04:20

wow this is a fun and seasonal salad

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Suja Md 23/4/14 04:25

Very colorful clicks they are appealing and appetitive!!

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The Yum List 23/4/14 04:46

Mouthwatering photos again! Makes my lunch seem very un-delicious. ;-)

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Asmita 23/4/14 05:34

This is stunning! Love the flavors and colors in this salad. Making it tomorrow.

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motherrimmy 23/4/14 05:35

This is definitely a nutrition packed meal, and it looks amazing!

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kitchen flavours 23/4/14 06:06

You make the most amazing salad, Angie! This looks beautiful and delicious!

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Deepti 23/4/14 07:47

What a wonderful and healthy recipe this is! I am ready to have quinoa anytime of the day….

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Cass @foodmyfriend 23/4/14 10:35

That dressing looks so thick and amazing Angie. What an awesome salad. I wish I was having that for dinner!

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Ilke 23/4/14 10:41

Yay this is something I can make in my little kitchen! Strawberries popping up around here but have not tried to see if the taste is there. Will definitely try this dressing with many other things. Looks tasty. Hope you are doing well and spring has come to where you are :)

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lisa h. 23/4/14 12:32

Beautiful and no fuss salad :D
Love it, Angie

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Finla 23/4/14 13:37

I am first of all in love with that vinegarette, tand the salade looks so good.

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Veronica Ng 23/4/14 13:52

A very healthy salad indeed. Look at the pretty colours. Who can resist. Thanks for sharing.

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Veronica Ng 23/4/14 13:52

I loved quinoa in my salad too. Look at yours, so colourful and healthy too.

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Joanne 23/4/14 13:57

I love adding fruit to my salads! This sounds so good!

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Candice 23/4/14 14:17

I love strawberries! I can't wait to try this flavorful salad.

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Anne Regalado 23/4/14 14:23

Angie , if I need to make a vinaigrette , I won't hesitate to use one of your vinaigrette recipes :D This one certainly sounds wonderful ! I love the sweet and savoury combo of this salad and it looks pretty delish !

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Hema 23/4/14 17:25

Very colorful and filling salad, one more recipe that I can try out, I have the ingredients..

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Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 23/4/14 17:50

Love it Angie. So pretty and healthy too. Have you ever tried toasting your Quinoa. I've been hearing more and more about it and just wondered what you thought. The vinaigrette sounds terrific too.

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Mary Frances 23/4/14 19:43

Looks Fabulous! I love all those colors.

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Angie Schneider 23/4/14 20:23

@Tricia @ Saving room for dessert I did and used it very often in energy bars instead of sesame seeds.

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sophiesfoodiefiles 23/4/14 22:01

I really love, love your unique tasty seasonal salad, my dear friend! !it looks just so fabulous!!!! That sundried tomato dressing looks just divine, Angie,...wonderful flavours in here. ��

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afracooking 23/4/14 22:23

What an amazing combination of ingredients. I have used strawberries in savory salads, but never like this. Delicious!

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Gwen 23/4/14 22:31

Yayyyy for strawberry season! I'm putting this on next weeks lunch menu!

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Eva Taylor 23/4/14 23:45

What a delightfully healthy and beautiful salad Angie and I must say I LOVE that basket of strawberries, so cute. Strawberries aren't quite in season here and I suspect with all the cold weather we've been having, they won't be for quite some time, but I'll bookmark this tasty salad for when they are.
Eva http://kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com

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Yelena Strokin 24/4/14 00:54

Excellent choice of ingredients!

Hugs,

Yelena

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Ann Jones 24/4/14 02:10

What pretty bright colors, I love the bright red from the strawberries! This looks like a great spring/summer salad!

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mjskit 24/4/14 05:25

What a unique blend of flavors and textures! Your dressing is quite a surprise with this salad. Never would have expected sundried tomatoes with strawberries. I think I could find a use for that dressing on quite a few salads. Quite delicious I'm sure!

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Jessica Hylton 24/4/14 07:10

Quinoa and chickpea are one my favourite salad combinations. I love that this is a strawberry salad, and I know the flavours of quinoa and chickpeas go so well with it! Thanks Angie, another great post!

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kumars kitchen 24/4/14 08:05

Hi Angie, we love this salad...so perfectly balanced in terms of flavor,color and looks festive...are yet to get strawberries here and wish that could really be soon...cause we are craving for this yummy salad,thanks so much for sharing this zingy recipe :-)

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Chris Scheuer 24/4/14 11:45

Such a colorful salad Angie, just looking at it makes me feel healthy!

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Shu Han 24/4/14 12:05

That just shouts spring to me! Such a fresh vibrant salad just bursting with colours to brighten up my laptop screen on a chilly morning here! Yum!

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lenia 24/4/14 14:19

This is my kind of salad! I absolutely adore everything about it!
Kisses, dear Angie!

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Pam 24/4/14 16:51

Awesome! Beautiful, colorful and very tasty, I'm sure!

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sweetcarolinescooking 24/4/14 18:32

What a delicious combo!! I'm definitely going to try this out soon. All flavors I love!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 24/4/14 22:10

A wonderful salad full of flavor and nutritious ingredients! I do love quinoa. The dressing sounds so good with this.

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Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 24/4/14 22:38

This looks like a real hit, Angie! The combination of chickpeas and that vinaigrette would have my mouth watering on its own -- but pairing them with strawberries is inspired!

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Cheap Ethnic Eatz 24/4/14 22:52

Very unusual salad Angie, the strawberries are a surprise here. And that salad dressing looks so flavorful and unctuous.

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tigerfish 25/4/14 02:31

This salad burst flavors! Bright flavors, and it is so healthy and nutritious too!

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Beth 25/4/14 02:50

So appetizing and healthy - this salad is a real winner!

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Elisabeth Pregadio 25/4/14 04:23

Such a gorgeous, vibrant, and super delicious salad, Angie! I love the chickpeas, and the strawberries, in the salad, and the sun-dried tomato dressing goes so perfectly with it!

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Dawn Yucuis 25/4/14 04:57

The salad and the dressing both sound perfect. I love the colors of the salad and the strawberries are always perfect.

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Ivy 25/4/14 06:22

An unusual combination but it looks wonderful. I would have never thought to combine chickpeas with strawberries.

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noobcook 25/4/14 07:51

what a beautiful and cheery looking salad!

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Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 25/4/14 12:16

I love Strawberries! This is such a beautiful and healthy salad!

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Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 25/4/14 22:54

This is an absolutely beautiful salad, Angie! So full of color, flavor and the essence of spring!

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Velva 26/4/14 02:03

You can tell that warmer weather has arrived! Beautiful.

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Couscous & Consciousness 26/4/14 08:32

This salad looks divine. Sadly, strawberry season is well and truly over here now, but I'm pinning this for when summer rolls around. I won't be waiting that long to try that sundried tomato vinaigrette though!

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Reeni 27/4/14 03:18

A beautiful salad Angie! I love berries in salads. This is a perfect use for them - they're are just coming into the markets here. That bucket of berries is so cute. Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

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Geraldine Saucier 27/4/14 06:51

Love this salad especially the dressing.

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Nippon Nin 27/4/14 06:52

Pretty salad! I was going to make it today but the strawberries are all moldy. I have to get fresh ones soon.

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sprinklesandsauce 27/4/14 23:06

beautiful and healthy looking salad! love the addition of strawberries!

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My Little Space 28/4/14 13:08

I am drooling and drooling and drooling. Just why you're staying so far far away huh ! haha.....
Kristy

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sophiesfoodiefiles 29/4/14 10:23

Hey Angie! I made this delicious lunch as dinner for us two. We loved it too! It was so light & refreshing! My dressing was way darker than yours maybe because of the darker looking sundried tomato halves! :) Next time, we will eat it with grilled fish on the side! ;) xxx

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Priscilla @ Homegrown Delight 29/4/14 23:10

Gorgeous salad, Angie. Your photos makes my mouth water! I love quinoa and strawberries, what an interesting combination. Your recipes are inspiring.

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Debra Eliotseats 29/4/14 23:50

Your pictures make this salad look as good as it sounds!

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Terra 30/4/14 04:25

Excited to have another dressing recipe, and it has a delicious flavor combo! I love this salad, and how full of protein this recipe is! Yum, Hugs, Terra

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grace 30/4/14 14:14

that salad sounds delicious and it's so well-composed! the dressing would be wonderful on so many things.

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Gina 5/5/14 04:22

Strawberries, parmesan, sun dried tomatoes. . . I wouldn't have thought to put them together. However, I certainly will. This looks wonderful. Can't wait to make it.

Gina

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Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 7/5/14 20:55

Angie, this salad is gorgeous! Packed full of goodness and brimming with light. I love your creative sundried tomato dressing too - a must try!

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Surya Tejaswini 23/5/14 05:14

This is truly cool. It is looking quite colorful. One fabulous point over here is all the three main ingredients used in the recipe are of great nutritional values. Strawberries are rich in vitamins like c,b5,b6 . They give you great looking skin too. Chick peas are my favorite and i love eating them they maintain proper blood sugar levels. And "Quinoa" you don't even believe what wonders it could make. It is called as the "Super Food". A perfect recipe to be tasted my everyone......... :)

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http://platanosmangoes.com 24/5/14 22:19

Oh my Angie this is so fantastic. I am definitely trying this.

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Anonymous 3/6/14 15:22

Thanks for this wonderful recipe. I couldn't locate the black Venus Rice :( However, I subbied with wild rice. I've cooked the rice, and will prepare the rest tomorrow, and shall have this for dinner, but I think I will eat it heated being winter here, so thanks for a great site, and such easy, and beautiful interesting recipes...

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