Why does every post with Quinoa start with this?

Pronounced: Keen-wa. Why does every post regarding Quinoa start with this? Then the history and the benefits of Quinoa soon follow. I feel like Quinoa has now been around fairly long enough for people to know how it is pronounced. What is a fairly new phenomena is the use of quinoa in desserts and as stuffing for Turkeys (anyone willing to go a little exotic for Thanksgiving Day this year?). This salad is not that unusual but I feel like a lot of people do the typical red onion-tomato-cilantro-lemon juice recipe over and over again so this can be another quinoa salad recipe that they can add to their collection.

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup uncooked Quinoa (it like triples in quantity once you cook it), 10-12 small radishes, 3 cucumbers, bunches of fresh cilantro chopped, fresh juice of 1 lemon, 1 cup of feta or goat cheese crumbled, 1/4 cup olive oil, salt and pepper to season

Begin by cooking the quinoa according to the instructions on the box. Let the quinoa cool.

Once the quinoa is cooled add the cilantro

Next chop up the radishes and the cucumbers

Add to the quinoa. Crumble the cheese into the bowl

Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Pour in the olive oil and mix all together.


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