Annuel Picnic with Food Bloggers in "Parc de Bercy" organised by Dorian

. July 5, 2010


 Luckily we had the most perfect weather and the best time at the Bercy Picnic organized by Dorian yesterday with food bloggers,husbands,wives,family,friends,readers...

I prepared a seasonal salad with quinoa:
Chicken, Zucchini, Apricot and Tagine spiced Quinoa Salad Recipe 

1 cup quinoa

2 cups of water                                       

salt, pepper

mixed spices for tagine

1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

1/2 red onion, chopped

1 zucchini, diced

6 apricots, diced

 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Rinse the quinoa in a fine-meshed strainer. In a medium saucepan heat the quinoa and water until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer until water is absorbed and quinoa fluffs up, about 15 minutes. Quinoa is done when you can see the curlique in each grain, and it is tender with a bit of pop to each bite. Drain any extra water and set aside.
While the quinoa is cooking , prepare the chicken. Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces. In a small griddle pan, sauté the onion and spices in a little olive oil. Add the pieces of chicken. Cook both sides. Bake zucchini and apricots in the oven.
Toss the cooked quinoa, zucchini, apricots, cilantro, and chicken. Add fresh lemon juice, season with more salt and pepper to taste. Serve garnished with a bit of cilantro and slivered almonds.


Dorian said...

Décidément j'aime autant tes photos que tes préparation même si je me rends compte que je n'en ai goûté qu'une ! Je ferais mieux la prochaine fois ,-)

Magic of Spice said...

Great post! All of the food looks wonderful, must have been a great time:)

Tiy said...

Très belle salade! Bien fraîche! J'essaierai ide venir au pic-nic parisien l'année prochaine!

Murielle said...

Encore un pique-nique qui est passé à toute allure. Pas le temps de parler à tout le monde...
J'ai enfin réussi à mettre en ligne le récap' des recettes (mais il m'en manque certainement ;) car nous étions très nombreux !)
@ bientôt.


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