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#1 Old 06-11-2005, 12:29 PM
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Would this fail miserably? The noodles would probably be too mushy, I'm guessing? I'm trying to avoid wheat and gluten. I need to make something to bring to an omni bbq.



Are buckwheat noodles gluten free?
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Most rice noodles are mushy, with the exception of Tinkyada brand rice noodles. they're very similiar to regular semolina pasta. I've never tried the quinoa noodles.
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Maybe tabouli would be a good substitute. And you could use regular quinoa. Here's a recipe if you're interested:



Quinoa Tabouli



2 cups water or vegetable broth

1 cup quinoa

1 pinch salt

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tomatoes, diced

1 cucumber, diced

2 carrots, grated

2 bunches green onions, diced

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 cup fresh parsley, chopped



Directions

In a saucepan bring water (or broth) to a boil. Add quinoa and a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature; fluff with a fork.



Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine olive oil, salt, lemon juice, tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, carrots and parsley. Stir in cooled quinoa.
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#4 Old 06-13-2005, 03:59 PM
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I would suggest a quinoa salad, a rice salad or maybe a cold noodle salad.



You could also do a bean salad (which is what I had for lunch today) or a potato salad





Some buckwheat noodles are gluten free and some are not (pure buckwheat flour is gluten free but it is often mixed with wheat flour).
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I was going to suggest a bean salad, too. They're almost always a hit, and definately gluten-free.
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Definitely, definitely try Tinkyada pasta if you are avoiding gluten. It is out of this world--not mushy at all, just like regular pasta.
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I think that Tinkyada is a little mushier than regular pasta. It's pretty close though.
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My boyfriend and I actually think it's firmer. Depends on how you cook it, I guess.
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potato salad is always another way to go, but everyone always brings potato salad to bbq's. personally i'd be more inclined to bring a hot potato dish, like roasted red potatoes



if you have to bring a salad a bean salad would definately do the trick. you can even buy mixed beans in the can, all you'd have to do is add seasoning. my mother in law made one a while back that was pretty good, it had kidney beans, chick peas, corn (frozen-cooked)and for seasonings just corriander and cumin i think (though she used a little too much of it IMO).

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Jello salad.







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Thanks for all your suggestions. My MIL always brings a bean salad. No one really likes it, including me. Maybe I should try to top hers She does do a great job of making vegan potato salad though.

I've never been a fan of traditional tabouli. Does anyone have any other quinoa salad recipes?
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My boyfriend and I actually think it's firmer. Depends on how you cook it, I guess.





How do you cook it?
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