Kaniwa Salad with Roasted Hokkaido and Fig

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Kaniwa is, like quinoa, an ancient grain that grows in Peru and Bolivia. It is about half the size of quinoa but otherwise quite similar. It’s an excellent source of protein and amino acids, and exceptionally high in fiber, iron, and calcium and is also gluten-free like quinoa. Enjoy it in salads, soups or as the stuffing. However, one major difference between the two is that kaniwa doesn’t have saponins that gives quinoa a soapy, slightly bitter flavour if not rinsed properly.

  • 150 g Kaniwa
  • 300 ml Water
  • 2 Ripe yet firm figs
  • 300 g Hokkaido pumpkin, diced and roasted
  • Handful of red basil leaves, chopped
  • A bunch of chives, chopped
  • 4 Spring onions, white part only, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Truffle oil
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp White balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Combine the kaniwa with water in a small saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil, then lower the heat, cover, and simmer gently for about 15 minutes, until the water is absorbed.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and allow them to cool to room temperature. Add the remaining ingredients and toss together. Place them over cabbage leaves or greens and serve immediately.

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74 comments:

Balvinder Ubi 21/9/16 03:30

What a timely recipe, Angie. My husband brought Kaniwa from his hiking trip to Macha Pichu and I was wondering what to do.. and now I know. thanks for sharing the recipe.

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Balvinder Ubi 21/9/16 03:32

Oh, the salad looks beautiful, by the way1

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Veena Theagarajan 21/9/16 04:02

Kaniwa is totally new to me.. this looks interesting nice salad

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Mindy Boyd 21/9/16 05:42

Your dishes look so fresh and beautiful!

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beena stephen 21/9/16 08:02

Nice healthy salad recipe. Love it

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Sharon D 21/9/16 09:30

You make salads so exciting, Angie! I am dying for a taste. I would never have thought much about salads if not for your blog.

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Rosa 21/9/16 09:44

That looks so good! Never heard of kana before...

Cheers,

Rosa

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kitchen flavours 21/9/16 11:30

This is something new to me! Another healthy grains. Your salad looks very pretty! Love the fresh figs!

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The Happie Friends Potpourricorner 21/9/16 12:19

Lovely salad with healthy ingredients.. So new to me and loved it :)

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Harriet Emily 21/9/16 12:46

This salad looks amazing Angie, I haven't tried Kaniwa before so I can't wait to make your recipe with it! It sounds delicious. I love the addition of truffle oil too!

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Nava K 21/9/16 12:55

Returning from Hokkaido some time back, I can relate to this salad. Your salads are always a class about the rest, always.

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Kelly - Life Made Sweeter 21/9/16 13:27

This is such a pretty salad, Angie! I've never tried Kaniwa but I know I would love it like quinoa! Those figs are just gorgeous in here too!

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Barbara 21/9/16 13:27

Looks pretty and delicious, Angie. A lovely fall salad. Perhaps I'd like Kaniwa better than quinoa...which I find bitter and frankly, nobody in my family likes it either.

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Vicki Bensinger 21/9/16 13:43

I've never heard of kaniwa but am excited to seek it out when I go to Whole Foods. I have clients that don't like the taste of quinoa so this may be the answer. I don't even recall seeing it in my ancient grains book but will have to pull it out now to see if I missed it. The way you've prepared it looks perfect for fall and so tasty. Thank you for sharing this. I can't wait to try it.

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Tricia Buice 21/9/16 14:46

I always learn something new from your recipes Angie. The grain looks wonderful - the color is gorgeous. And those figs - they are absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful combination of flavors.

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Ann Low 21/9/16 15:08

I love salad and you always make awesome and beautiful salads. Would love to try this kaniwa :)

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Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen 21/9/16 15:59

I have never heard of Kaniwa, Angie. I love learning about new ingredients and this look like an exciting salad! So pretty too!

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Ely 21/9/16 16:52

My dear friend. You're really really special! <3 What a wonderful recipe! Every time it's a surprise! Thanks and a big big hug dear! <3

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Monica 21/9/16 17:33

I just made a batch of quinoa this morning and it's great to learn something new! Thank you. Lovely dish and the roasted pumpkin is great.

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Cook With Manali 21/9/16 17:53

I have never heard of kaniwa, so thanks for introducing me to it! sounds wonderful!

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Pam 21/9/16 18:25

I've never had Kaniwa before. The salad looks delicious.

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 21/9/16 18:28

You are so lucky to find such gorgeous figs there, Angie! I love the combination of ingredients you used and will have to see if kaniwa is available here!

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grace 21/9/16 19:44

is kaniwa the next big thing? if so, i heard about it first here! what a delicious fall salad, angie!

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Sonia Cerca 21/9/16 20:45

This looks great! Since I can't find kaniwa where I live I think I'll try with amaranth because of the size. Also it pretty much is like quinoa.

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No Spoon Necessary 21/9/16 21:02

OMG, I LOVE quinoa so how have I never heard of kaniwa before?!? I am most definitely looking for it tomorrow when I go to the store!! This salad is absolutely gorgeous, Angie!! LOVE the figs in here!!! Cheers, friend!

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Reeni Pisano 22/9/16 03:58

I never heard of kaniwa before! It sounds even better than quinoa because it doesn't have that bitterness. This looks and sounds delicious with the figs and pumpkin!

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Reeni Pisano 22/9/16 03:59

I never heard of kaniwa before! It sounds even better than quinoa because it doesn't have that bitterness. This looks and sounds delicious with the figs and pumpkin!

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Kushi S 22/9/16 04:51

WOW! This looks so beautiful, delicious. Bookmarked!

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Rafeeda AR 22/9/16 07:38

Another ancient grain... looks very interesting. I just bought a pack of quinoa and trying to put it into use, I don't think I would find kaniwa here. The salad looks delicious...

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Easyfoodsmith 22/9/16 09:39

Kaniwa is a new ingredient for me. Would love to try this pretty salad :)

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Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 22/9/16 14:32

What a gorgeous salad Angie. I'm not familiar with Kaniwa, but I do know quinoa and would love to try this grain.
Sam

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Nancy Chan 22/9/16 15:04

The salad look interesting and delicious. I would love to taste it.

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Gingi Freeman 22/9/16 17:37

Oh my gosh, that is a VISUAL feast! Love anything with figs! <3 <3 - htttp://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com 22/9/16 17:40

Angie, you are amazing! Thanks for introducing me to yet another grain-type thing I've never even heard of!

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Sue/the view from great island 22/9/16 19:18

What a glorious homage to fall...I'm super into exotic winter squash right now, too. Lovely Thanksgiving-worthy salad :)

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fimère .b 22/9/16 21:02

une salade gourmande et joliment présentée
bonne soirée

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Emma @ Bake Then Eat 22/9/16 21:25

Your dishes are always so unique and beautiful Angie, another home run :)

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Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 23/9/16 01:41

I've yet to try kaniwa - I do love quinoa so I'm sure I'll enjoy this too. Love the figs in this salad!

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Adina 23/9/16 08:50

Amazing looking salad. However, I have never heard of kaniwa, it is nice to learn something new, I have to look for it now.

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Katerina 23/9/16 08:59

I have never heard of kaniwa but sounds and looks absolutely mouthwatering!

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Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 23/9/16 09:07

Angie once again your salad made me drool in the morning. You are a salad queen and this sounds and looks so dreamy. I will have to look for kaniwa to make this! :)

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All That I'm Eating 23/9/16 12:17

I am yet to try kaniwa, it sounds great in this salad.

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Jayanthi Sindhiya 23/9/16 13:26

I love your style of making salad...Its simple, elegant and looks so good!!

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Karen Luvswesavory 23/9/16 15:58

A lovely salad, gorgeous fresh figs. Oh I haven't seen kaniwa here ... something very new to me.

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Cheri Savory Spoon 23/9/16 17:22

Oh my goodness, I have never heard of this grain, will give it a try. Your figs look absolutely perfect and delicious, love this combo. Pinned and printed!!!!

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Geraldine Saucier 23/9/16 18:15

Wow - you always make such wonderful salads. I love the ingredients - figs,pumpkin, basil. I need to order some kaniwa. I haven't seen it in the stores.

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Liz Berg 23/9/16 18:33

What a beautiful, delicious way to start the new season! Perfect for my weekday lunches!!!

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Hema 23/9/16 18:58

Kaniwa, that's a new grain for me, the salad looks superb, might be I can try it out with quinoa or couscous..

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Evelyne CulturEatz 23/9/16 22:52

Wel now I have to go find some Kaniwa! Gorgeous salad, I just bought 3 kinds of squash I picked myslef in the filed, may give this a try.

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motherrimmy 24/9/16 00:44

Very interesting! I always learn new things when I visit your blog. I love the combination of figs and pumpkin. Wonderful fall salad!

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Velva 24/9/16 01:50

You are right, definitely a similar grain except for size...Very nice. I will need to be on the look out for kaniwa.

Velva

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Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen 24/9/16 15:31

Kaniwa is yet another new ingredient you have introduced me to, Angie. The colours in this salad are beautiful. It is like a bowl of little jewels. I'd be so happy to get this on my table.

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Nammi 24/9/16 19:01

just looking at it makes me feel healthy LOL. seriously this looks delicious too.

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Jeff the Chef 24/9/16 19:15

Thanks for the explanation, because as first, this recipe registered in my mind as "blah blah with blah blah ... figs." But it's so alluring that I wanted to see what it was. I love quinoa, so this seems like a go for me. I'll bet the textures of the pumpkin and figs are nicely balanced. Nice work!

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Debra Eliotseats 25/9/16 00:30

Love the presentation, Angie!

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nadia 25/9/16 13:53

I've never heard of Kaniwa and I'm not sure I can get hold of it here in the UK, but I love quinoa so I'm pretty sure I will love this! Looks delicious and I like the mixture of pumpkin and fresh figs :)

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Pam 25/9/16 14:54

Kaniwa is new to me and I will be checking it out. It sounds great and your salad looks delicious, Angie! Thanks for the recipe!

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ZazaCook 25/9/16 22:50

What a healthy and delicious salad Angie! Can't wait to buy kaniwa;) Thanks for sharing.

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Vicky & Ruth 26/9/16 00:11

This salad looks amazing and i love the unique twist of using Kaniwa instead of another grain!

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mjskit 26/9/16 05:18

Say what? That's a title that I would have a hard time pronouncing. :) Kaniwa - I've never hear of it, but as an ancient grain, it sounds quite interesting. I prefer the smaller grains, personally. Your salad looks so very interesting with so many textures and flavors. Of course, for me the figs make it (because I know what they are - Ha Ha).

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Summer 26/9/16 14:28

The photos are gorgeous, Angie! Nice recipe too ♥

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Alida 26/9/16 22:48

Angie this is a really elegant and super delicious salad! And I do love figs!! Brava!

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Yi Reservation 27/9/16 22:24

I love quinoa but have never used kaniwa. I'll have to look harder when I visit my local health store next time. Thanks for this great salad idea!

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Rahul @samosastreet.com 27/9/16 22:38

Oh this looks lovely and filling and man I’m HUNGRY now!

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Gloria Baker 28/9/16 17:09

THis look really beautiful ANgie !
(I was with my computer bad, without internet)

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Juliana 29/9/16 02:39

I have never heard of kaniwa...so interesting, and yes, its sure looks like quinoa.
What a great combination...pumpkin and fig...I love it!

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Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 29/9/16 08:20

I am intrigued by Kaniwa, and would love to try this "new to me" grain!

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Muna Kenny 29/9/16 18:21

What a fancy looking an interesting salad!

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tigerfish 30/9/16 04:38

Fig season is so short over here. I don't see fresh figs in the stores anymore :( Great to hear that kaniwa does not have saponins.

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Amy 30/9/16 19:03

Love the way you plated the salad. So elegant! what a healthy dish!

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Dawn Yucuis 1/10/16 14:15

I have not heard of kaniwa. Sounds like a healthy salad. I must look for the kaniwa and try this.

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Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 2/10/16 01:40

This looks like an indulgent but healthy salad.

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Jessica Hylton 2/10/16 18:33

I love the idea of Kaniwa! Never heard of it but anything close to quinoa sounds amazing! Love the look of this salad!

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Rosita Vargas 5/11/16 21:22

Tu ensalada es maravillosa y muy elegante,genial con quínoa,precioso el color,abrazos.

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