Quinoa, Artichoke and Hearts of Palm Salad
Few crops grow at Andean altitudes of 10,000 feet. One that does is quinoa, a nutty, high-protein grain that was both a pre-Incan and Incan staple. Emmanuel Piqueras mixes this grain with artichokes, an ingredient brought to Peru by the Spanish, to create this crunchy salad tossed with a tart dressing of wine vinegar and avocado oil. Delicious, Quick Side Dishes
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Black quinoa is available by mail order from Kalustyan's (212-685-3451 or kalustyans.com).