Curried Red Quinoa Salad with Peas and Cod

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This Indian-inspired semi-vegetarian salad features red quinoa, a nutrients-packed seed that is harvested from goosefoot plant, green peas and cod fish. It is very easy to make and is naturally gluten free. Quinoa can be replaced with couscous or bulgar here and feel free to use tofu instead of fish if you are a true vegetarian or vegan.

  • 100 g Red quinoa, rinsed
  • 280 ml Water
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Ginger root, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Curry powder
  • 250 g Cod, cubed
  • 150 g Peas, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • Heirloom tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place rinsed red quinoa and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 12 minutes or until the water has evaporated and the quinoa is just tender. Remove from heat and then fluff with a fork.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over low heat and add ginger slices and curry powder. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute just until aromatic.
  3. Add in cubed cod fish and peas, and stir well to coat in the spices. Cook, stirring, for 10 minutes until the fish are cooked and the peas are softened.
  4. Remove from the heat and add in the cooked red quinoa, tomato wedges and toss well to combine. Add the lemon juice and zest and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature. | © 2015 | | © 2015 |


Monica 20/9/15 03:59

What a nice grain salad! Love the addition of the heirloom tomatoes.

The Yum List 20/9/15 07:16

Delicious and nutritious!

Nancy Chan 20/9/15 08:15

Hi Angie, some of the ingredients are new to me. Your salad does look interesting!

Tania Cusack 20/9/15 10:54

Oh Angie this looks so very delicious. I love Quinoa and it goes well with Cod and Curry so nice!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 20/9/15 12:00

That looks delicious! A tasty combination.



Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 20/9/15 12:37

How gorgeous. I've just begun to cook with quinoa. I tried in vain to find it for years and finally gave up about the time it caught on. I'm glad to know more about it. I had no idea where it came from.

Eva Taylor 20/9/15 14:48

That really looks and sounds delicious, we absolutely love fish and cutting it into chunks for this salad is a nice way to have it.

Mijú 20/9/15 15:32

Angie vaya platito tan bueno el que nos enseñas hoy.
Un saludito

Rebecca Subbiah 20/9/15 15:50

this looks wonderful love the spices you used

Ashley@CookieMonsterCooking 20/9/15 16:22

I just bought some red quinoa the other day! This salad looks scrumptious! Love that you used ginger too!

Cheri Savory Spoon 20/9/15 17:03

Love your salads Angie, this looks like another great one!

fimère .b 20/9/15 17:13

une salade appétissante plein de saveurs
bonne journée

Medeja 20/9/15 20:10

Lovely salad! I like that it is with fish! :)

Arpita @ The Gastronomic Bong 20/9/15 20:26

What an amazing salad this is!! Very flavourful and delicious.. Can't wait to give it a try :)

Yelena Strokin 20/9/15 22:40

Great and healthy salad, I love the simplicity and flavors.



Beth 21/9/15 01:41

Gorgeous salad, Angie. What beautiful colours!

Amy 21/9/15 01:43

This is such a beautiful salad packed with wonderful flavors. :) Always love your artistic creations.

Jasna Varcakovic 21/9/15 01:59

Beautifully colourful, healthy and tasty!

Velva 21/9/15 02:28

Looks good! As always fresh and healthy too!


Tricia Buice 21/9/15 02:29

I love the color the cod takes on when combined with the curry. Lovely combination with the red quinoa and the lovely green peas. Nice meal I would enjoy any day!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 21/9/15 02:39

Oh, wow! Such a gorgeous and delicious combination of flavors! Love this salad! Light and healthy, yet substantial and filling! Perfection! Cheers and thanks for sharing the YUM!

Sharon D 21/9/15 04:56

Ooo...what a lovely combination, Angie! Wish I could get a taste. ^.^

Sandhya Hariharan 21/9/15 10:11

What a beautiful twist to the Quinoa salad...!!! thanks for the share:)

Navaneetham Krishnan 21/9/15 12:24

Curry flavoured? Any time for the heat and spiciness. Perhaps I'll doze an extra doze of the curry powder. Yum.

Chris Scheuer 21/9/15 14:23

I could seriously dive into this Angie, it looks amazing! I love that red quinoa, such a pretty presentation!

Asmita 21/9/15 14:25

I love quinoa and am constantly looking for new recipes. Love this one for sure. Yum!!

kitchen flavours 21/9/15 15:55

What a lovely salad! I have never use fish in a salad! Wonderful flavours!

Liz Berg 21/9/15 16:00

I love how you turned quinoa into a meal---a vibrant, healthy, yummy meal!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy 21/9/15 16:07

We are trying to eat more white fish like cod, and this looks like a great way to use it. I just love quinoa.

Alida 21/9/15 17:24

We eat lots of fish in our family but I have never tried it with quinoa. I need to use it more often. I have tried the red one before and really liket it.
Great lunch Angie!

Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 21/9/15 18:24

Angie, what a droolicious salad you have here. Looks incredibly YUM!

Pam 21/9/15 18:42

It looks like a delicious meal!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 21/9/15 19:01

I had no idea what plant the quinoa came from before, thank you! I love Indian flavors and fish, this looks like a great meal Angie!

Harriet Emily 21/9/15 20:57

This is beautiful Angie! I love quinoa, and this salad sounds amazing. So many delicious flavours! I definitely need to try this. Yum!!

Kelly 21/9/15 21:39

This salad looks incredible, Angie! I love the sound of quinoa with curried cod! So delicious and full of flavor!

Shashi Charles 21/9/15 22:03

This ginger, lemon, and curry flavored quinoa, peas and cod dish sounds incredible and looks even more mouthwatering!

Gingi Freeman 21/9/15 22:31

This just looks like autumn! I love it! <3 -

norma chang 22/9/15 02:02

This sounds absolutely delicious, love the combination..

Abbe@This is How I Cook 22/9/15 05:33

Oh Angie! I can feel myself getting healthier just looking at this! I will have to give this one a go!

Marcela 22/9/15 06:06

WOW! Angie! This looks delicious and healthy! Your pictures are great! I'm dying to give your recipe a try!

noobcook 22/9/15 09:47

Lovely mix of ingredients~

Barbara 22/9/15 12:22

Love this, Angie. Definitely will replace quinoa with bulgur though...I try, but just can't like quinoa! Fun to see the curry addition here, makes me think of fall.

beyondkimchee 22/9/15 15:22

Wow, looks like a wonderful combination.

Amanda 22/9/15 16:11

I love Indian flavors, and this looks so hearty and delicious. Yum!

Mary Frances @ LOVE the secret ingredient 22/9/15 17:34

My goodness this looks spectacular. I love a nice light dinner like this for the last remnants of summer. Delicious!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 23/9/15 00:00

What a lovely salad healthy and tasty :D

Viviane Bauquet Farre 23/9/15 00:34

Earthy, flavorful, and oh so healthy! Delightful dose of grain, veggie and protein... a perfect meal :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 23/9/15 03:40

What a wonderful idea, Angie! I love quinoa and cod and love that cod is so easily available and so healthy too! Wonderful blend of favors!

Amy (Savory Moments) 23/9/15 03:59

Oh I love the idea of using curry with quinoa! I bet this dish was super delicious, Angie!

tigerfish 23/9/15 04:14

Very healthy, balanced and nutritious. I always like to create meals like that.

Christine Ho 23/9/15 10:56

Recently I fall in love with quinoa. Love your idea of making quinoa salad with Indian spices. It should be very fragrant and tasty with the cod.

Delectably Green 23/9/15 12:07

This looks SO delicious - I'm so into using curry these days - it's so lovely and warming - what a gorgeous salad!

grace 23/9/15 16:12

so many colors, not to mention flavors and textures! i've only had red quinoa once but thought it tasted uniquely lovely!

CookWith Manali 23/9/15 18:24

YUM! I want a big plate of this for lunch!!

Adina 23/9/15 19:54

Sounds wonderful. I have never had a salad with fish, well except canned tuna. I would love to try this, but probably with normal quinoa, I still have a bag full in the house.

[Reply] 24/9/15 17:47

This looks totally superb! I love the flavor you choose for the recipe. What a great healthy dish.

Geraldine Saucier 25/9/15 02:09

A perfect dish for dinner:). My family loves quinoa.

Sophies foodie Files 25/9/15 13:56

I made your divine dish & loved every mouthful, dear Angie!
Lovely! x

Anne Regalado 25/9/15 15:00

Maybe someday , I'll the plunge and buy quinoa :D This grain is readily available here now and I've even seen the red ones .

Nippon Nin 29/9/15 01:40

Fabulous salad!...actually, it's wholesome meal! Rats, I don't have a cod...I will just have vegetarian version then. This is a must try recipe! Super nice photos always.

Juliana 29/9/15 17:04

What a healthy and tasty meal Angie, I love the combination of the grain with the peas and yes, cod fish...beautifully always :)

Food For Tots 1/10/15 17:21

It sounds delicious to flavour quinoa with curry powder. I love the combination too! :)

Roz Corieri Paige 5/10/15 00:27

With the curry in this recipe, the flavor must be SO outstanding! I love the addition of the peas too Angie . . . such a healthy salad and beautifully photographed!

Adam @ Round the World we go 11/10/15 18:08

Sounds so good! Just discovered your blog and love the sound of these recipes!


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