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PINK Quinoa? How? Where??

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wheresthelove16 May 19, 2012 02:45 AM

I was at "Lemonade" today, and they had a fantastic looking quinoa salad. The quinoa was PINK... not brick red, but bright, almost fuschia Barbie pink.

How/where do you get pink quinoa??

  1. Coogles May 19, 2012 05:07 AM

    Possibly cooked with beets or colored with beet juice?

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      maxie May 19, 2012 10:09 AM

      Even if the beets are cooked separately and added to the salad, the pink will bleed and intensify as it sits. I think I'll make that for lunch today.

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        wyogal May 19, 2012 10:16 AM

        Yep, if the OP google pink quinoa, they will find that it is about beets. There was one for a pink quinoa salad.
        http://go-go-vegan.blogspot.com/2011/...

        1. re: Coogles
          ipsedixit May 19, 2012 12:55 PM

          Possibly cooked with beets or colored with beet juice?
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          gogovegan May 24, 2012 01:02 PM

          You can make ordinary white quinoa pink by cooking it with beets, but quinoa naturally comes in a range of colors. For example: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003...

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