Black Quinoa, Anchovy and Quail Egg Salad

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A blissfully simple and healthy black quinoa salad with Chinese cabbage, arugula leaves, quail eggs, and a delicious vinaigrette prepared with anchovy fillets. Quinoa gives this delicious salad lots of textures to chew on and of course it's packed with protein. it is a perfect recipe for any clean-eating.

Black Quinoa, Anchovy and Quail Egg Salad

adapted from Gourmet Traveller
SaladAnchovy and Lemon Vinaigrette
  • 125 g Black quinoa, well rinsed
  • 10 Quail eggs
  • 200 g Chinese cabbages, sliced
  • 1 handful Arugula leaves
  • 3 Anchovy fillets, halved
  • Large pinch of sumac
  • 60 ml Olive oil
  • Juice of 1 small lemon, or to taste
  • 3 Anchovy fillets, finely chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, crushed
  1. Cook black quinoa in boiling salted water for 15-20 minutes or until tender, then drain and spread on a tray to dry.
  2. Meanwhile, cook quail eggs in boiling water for 2.5 to 4 minutes depending on your preference. Drain, then refresh, peel and set aside.
  3. For anchovy and lemon vinaigrette, whisk ingredients in a bowl to combine. Season to taste and set aside.
  4. Combine sliced Chinese cabbages, and arugula leaves in a bowl, add black quinoa and dressing, toss to combine, and spread on a platter. Halve eggs, anchovy fillets and arrange on top, scatter with sumac and serve. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


fimere 14/1/15 19:10

ça a l'air super bon j'aime bien
bonne soirée

Rosa's Yummy Yums 14/1/15 19:22

A gorgeously healthy and scrumptious salad!



GG 14/1/15 19:31

The instant I saw your photos I hankered after quails eggs. This salad looks wonderful and would leave you very satisfied. GG

Sprigs of Rosemary 14/1/15 19:47

You had me at anchovies, Angie!

Sue/the view from great island 14/1/15 20:33

Wow, you never cease to amaze me...when do you open your restaurant :)

Kelly 14/1/15 21:03

What a wonderful salad! I love the black quinoa in here and the protein from teh quail egg and anchovy makes this a hearty and satisfying meal that's healthy too! Looks amazing, Angie!

Catherine 14/1/15 21:07

Dear Angie, This is a beautiful and flavorful salad. xo Catherine

Unknown 14/1/15 21:35

A delicious and unique salad Angie, those quail eggs are so cute!

Evelyne CulturEatz 14/1/15 21:53

I never think of getting quail eggs but they are so perfect for a salad, this one looks marvelous and so healthy.

Anonymous 14/1/15 22:06

What a unique combination of flavours - so special! I much give this a try

jasna varcakovic 14/1/15 23:35

Delightful salad; black quinoa is yet to be tried!

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 15/1/15 02:29

What a great looking salad! I still need to try black quinoa!

Noob Cook 15/1/15 02:39

always love anchovy in salads! Simple and low-fat.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 15/1/15 03:33

I was just thinking that I'm overdue to make a quinoa salad! I'm loving your vinaigrette--so yummy, Angie!

Cheri Savory Spoon 15/1/15 04:05

What a wonderful salad Angie, love quinoa!

chow and chatter 15/1/15 04:07

cool flavors and love wee quail eggs

Juliana 15/1/15 06:00

Delicious looking salad Angie...I love anchovies. Perfect meal!
Hope you are having a great week :)

The Yum List 15/1/15 06:30

I do like your twist on this classic.

Unknown 15/1/15 07:38

Perfect salad. Healthy and delicious. Yummy yummy

Abbe@ThisisHowICook 15/1/15 07:42

Tomorrow I am making this only with regular eggs because quail eggs are hard to find unless I drive a distance. Love the flavors in this,Angie.

Gerry @Foodness Gracious 15/1/15 08:24

Gorgeous and tasty as always Angie :)

Blog do Chocolate 15/1/15 10:08

Looks gorgeous this salad Angie, I loved the mixture you made with all the ingredients ! :)



Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 15/1/15 12:24

How pretty and the little quail eggs are adorable.

Barbara 15/1/15 12:31

Not only a healthy salad, but a pretty one. Love the little quail eggs, Angie!

Joanne 15/1/15 13:59

I'm sure the anchovy adds a lot to this. Sounds like a great salad!

Geri Saucier 15/1/15 16:01

Gorgeous salad. Quinoa adds great texture to salads. Love the quail eggs.

Unknown 15/1/15 16:10

I love cooking with quail eggs, not too many people do! I am contemplating keeping quail so I can raise my own eggs!! -

Jean | 15/1/15 16:14

Angie, you have such a way with salads! Gorgeous!

ann low 15/1/15 16:25

This salad must be very flavourful with the anchovy in it. Pretty too!

Pam 15/1/15 16:32

The quail eggs look adorable on this salad. It looks so tasty!

The Foodie Physician 15/1/15 17:35

This is such a beautiful and elegant salad! Great textures and flavors!

Beth 15/1/15 19:46

What an exotic combination of ingredients!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 16/1/15 00:31

What a beautiful salad, Angie. I love everything about it and know it would be delicious. I'd love to find some quail eggs. They are so cute!

Jeannie Tay 16/1/15 01:38

Indeed your salad looks so healthy and delicious! I have yet to try quinoa despite reading how healthy they are:P

Unknown 16/1/15 02:33

Absolute delicious looking salad. The black quinoa is amazing.

kitchen flavours 16/1/15 06:09

Hi Angie,
Such a beautiful and delicious salad! We love quail eggs!

Cathleen 16/1/15 06:28

Ooh! I just bought some black quinoa, and am so excited to use it! This looks amazing!

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 16/1/15 09:40

This is one of the healthiest salads I have ever seen! Lovely :D

Choc Chip Uru

Amy (Savory Moments) 16/1/15 12:38

This salad looks beautiful and delicious! I have a difficult time finding quail eggs around here, but when I see some I snatch them up because we love them.

Ana Regalado 16/1/15 14:08

Angie , I've seen red and white quinoa here but not black . One of these days , I'll try to convinced myself to buy it :D Love your beautiful salad , it looks hearty . healthy and for sure , quiet delicious !

Emma | Fork and Good 16/1/15 15:45

I have missed your blogs in my break Angie - another fantastic salad (your salads are helping me be healthier in 2015!)

Sokehah cheah 16/1/15 16:56

What a healthy salad. Never thought of adding anchovies in a salad. Good thinking!

Alida 16/1/15 17:44

I like your widespread use of quinoa; it is such a healthy grain and tasty and there is no better way to start off the year. A nutritious and tasty salad!

Shashi 16/1/15 18:06

Didn't think I liked Anchovy - till I saw it in this salad! Love your pairing of it with quail eggs and Chinese cabbage

grace 16/1/15 18:25

anchovies continue to give me the heebie-jeebies, but i'm so intrigued by black quinoa! lovely dish, angie!

Monica 16/1/15 20:53

I could eat this for lunch or dinner any day! Looks great!

Regina 16/1/15 22:43

Interestingly enough, I've only ever had red and white quinoa. Never black. I love the eggs. They are one of my favorite ingredients for a filling salad.

Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 17/1/15 03:35

So healthy, clean-looking, and interesting. You've done it again, Angie!

Ann Jones 17/1/15 12:51

Anchovies are great in so many things, I love them! This dish looks beautiful and sounds delicious :)

Mother Rimmy 17/1/15 19:13

I wouldn't know where to get quail eggs, so I'll substitute chicken eggs. I love the ingredients in this colorful salad!

Diana 17/1/15 20:45

This looks delicious!!!! <3

Vineetha 18/1/15 00:29

This salad sounds like an amazing contrast of strong flavors...and you've included arugula, which has always been my favorite green! I love the sounds of this hearty salad dish.

Kiran @ 18/1/15 04:56

I cannot find quail eggs here in Orlando. This salad has my name all over it :D

Medeja- CranberryJam 18/1/15 08:37

Love the ingredients.. Looks so delicious!

Copycake kitchen 18/1/15 15:25

Wow!!! who can't resist this delicious salad!!! You make me drool again :)

Sue/the view from great island 18/1/15 20:45

Love those beautiful quail eggs, I'm not sure I can find them here!

Tricia Buice 19/1/15 02:48

How lovely - and I bet the vinaigrette has a bunch of flavor! The quail eggs look wonderful. Do they taste different than regular eggs?

Terra 19/1/15 15:42

My husband would adore this lovely salad. Him and his father love anything with anchovies! I would love to try those Quail eggs! Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 19/1/15 19:30

Wow what an amazing looking salad, I have never tried quail eggs I shall have to give them a go.

Reeni 20/1/15 03:13

Another gorgeous salad! I love anchovy dressing! Wish I could try a quail egg too! I never see them here.

Sharon D. 21/1/15 04:15

You're really amazing at dishing out the most interesting salads, Angie. Love it! It's beautiful. ^.^

Alida 21/1/15 12:13

Nice salad filling and tasty. I should try quail eggs, I have never had them before. Their size is perfect for dishes like these.

Marcela 22/1/15 14:08

This salad is a masterpiece, Angie! Looks terrific!

[Reply] 22/1/15 16:52

This looks terrific. I have never had quail eggs before even though I have seen them in the supermarket. I should really try them. I also love anchovies so this would be right up my alley.

tigerfish 23/1/15 03:56

This sounds do-able for me till I find some good quality anchovy fillets. The anchovy fillets here are typically quite salty :(

My Inner Chick 24/1/15 23:11

gorgeous presentation.
Fabulous. x

Roz @ La Bella Vita Cucina 27/1/15 03:53

Every single ingredient in this 'eye-candy' salad is perfect. Did you say 'anchovies'? with and anchovy vinaigrette? I'm all over that one Angie. When others shy away from anchovies, I say, "give them to me!" Love this! Printing, sharing, and making soon! xo Roz

thelady8home 2/2/15 01:57

I have tons of quail eggs sitting in the refrigerator. This is a fab way to use them. Fabulous photographs.


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