smoky lime quinoa salad

SMOKY LIME QUINOA SALAD WITH LA PLANTATION FAIR TRADE SPICES

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Creating a delicious meal for your family doesn’t have to be a chore. Try this smoky lime quinoa salad. We’ve all struggled with meal-prep angst but it just takes a few fresh ingredients and the incredible spices from La Plantation Fair Trade Spices Producer to create a gourmet meal like this. Really. It’s that easy.

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La Plantation is a family-owned project in Cambodia that is committed to organic and sustainable farming. They grow Kampot pepper and spices that are fresh and bursting with flavour. What is Kampot pepper, you ask? Kampot pepper is recognized as one of the best peppers in the world and only pepper grown in the Kampot region can have the PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) designation and be called Kampot pepper.

That’s not all. La Plantation is also a social project that provides safe and equitable employment in the region and education for the children in the surrounding villages. Take a minute to learn more about their schools here!

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Here are a few of our favourite ways to use La Plantation spices:
KAMPOT PEPPER

La Plantation Pepper is 100% organic and is geographically protected (PGI rated). Hand-picked, sun-dried and, sustainably farmed, the result is an extraordinary pepper that is aptly named the King of Pepper • Best added to meals just before serving.

AWARD-WINNING KAMPOT SALTED PEPPER

Unique to La Plantation, fresh green Kampot pepper berries are perfectly preserved in Fleur de Sel to give you a seasoning sensation like never before • Serve with smoked salmon, pair with creamy goat cheese or, melted brie • The ultimate garnish for steak lovers. This soft peppercorn bursts with flavour!

SPICY MIX

A gourmet blend of Kampot peppers, fresh spices & fleur de sel elevates your recipes with exquisite and surprising flavour • Use as a dry-rub for grilled steaks, pork or, poultry • Season oven-roasted baby potatoes or grilled vegetables • Mix with fresh lime juice to garnish oysters and your favourite seafood • Sprinkle on fresh pineapple and grill!

SMOKY MIX

A delicious blend of smoked sweet long chili, garlic, Kampot pepper & fleur de sel • Excellent as a rub on steak or chicken • Mix with melted butter and brush on salmon fillets for the most delicious grilled salmon ever • Enjoy as a seasoning for sweet potatoes or popcorn!

CITRUS MIX

Black Kampot pepper, fleur de sel blended with sun-dried Kaffir lime leaves fresh from the garden at La Plantation. One of the most aromatic herbs, kaffir lime leaves lend an elegant citrus flavour to recipes • Delicious on fish, seafood and, chicken • Mix with coconut milk to create fragrant curries • Blend with avocado for sensational avocado toast.

lemongrass leaves

Love iced tea? Take your refreshment to the next level with iced lemongrass tea. Just brew, cool to room temperature then pour over ice cubes. Garnish with lime wedges and you have a good-for-you and sugar-free summer drink.

For farm-to-table freshness and flavour visit laplantation.ca. Bon appetit!

This mild sweet smoked chili powder is used in the smoky lime quinoa salad below.

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Smoky Lime Quinoa Salad

Delicious served warm or chilled & ready in 40 mins!

Ingredients:

For vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 tsp Fleur de Sel
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp La Plantation Sweet smoked chili
  • 1/4 cup lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon of honey or maple syrup

For salad:

  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa cooked to package directions
  • 1 cup of cooked black beans
  • 1/2 medium red onion or 1 cup of shallots
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    Cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 turns Grind La Plantation Kampot Black Pepper
  • Crumbled Feta is also a delicious optional garnish
instructions:
  1. Cook the quinoa following the package directions or follow instructions here.
  2. When the quinoa has cooled slightly, add the vinaigrette and mix until fully coated.
  3. Add the balance of the ingredients and Bon Appétit!
This salad is delicious served warm or chilled and is ready in under 40 minutes! For more family-friendly meals click here.

Organic • WFTO certified • Sustainable
La Plantation
is a family-owned project in Cambodia that is committed to organic and sustainable farming. They grow Kampot pepper and spices that are fresh and bursting with flavour. What is Kampot pepper, you ask? Kampot pepper is recognized as one of the best peppers in the world and only pepper grown in the Kampot region can have the PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) designation and be called Kampot pepper. La Plantation is also a social project that provides safe and equitable employment in the region and education for the children in the surrounding villages. Take a minute to learn more about their schools!

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