Quinoa, Cucumber, and Currant Salad

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Appears in
Monday-to-Friday Cookbook

By Michele Urvater

Published 1991

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Quinoa has a unique crunchiness that makes it a pleasing grain to use in salads. The combination of cucumbers and currants is unexpected, fresh, and delicious.


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons


  1. Place the quinoa in a sieve and rinse it under running water; drain. This will rid the grain of any saponin residue which would make it taste bitter.
  2. Bring the water to a boil in a medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Add the quinoa and simmer uncovered until tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile mix the oil, vinegar, and Tabasco if using in a serving bo