My suitemates and I hosted a potluck party to showcase foods and desserts from our various cultures. I made a sweet Japanese appetizer called inarizushi, which is sushi rice wrapped in tofu skin. My friends made Indonesian Perkedel Kentang (potato patties), Egyptian hummus, Guyanese fried vegetables, Italian chicken parmesan, and more.

The array of diverse food served at our potluck party…but this was just the start!

Here’s the inarizushi, just like my Mama used to make!

As a dessert, I decided to give my friends a taste of something new: quinoa fruit salad! You’ll be surprised how well quinoa tastes with fresh, sweet fruit!

Ingredients:

Use your favorite in-season fruits. My faves: pineapple, honey dew melon, strawberries and watermelon

  • ½ cup quinoa (white quinoa looks more aescethically pleasing)

 

Instructions:

1. Rinse the quinoa well using a strainer.

2. Place the quinoa in the pan or pot with 1 cup of water and bring to a boil.

3. Once boiled, bring the heat to low and cover to allow it to simmer for 10 minutes. Drain and let it cool for another 10 minutes.

4. While the quinoa is cooking, place the washed and chopped fruits into a bowl. Pour in the cooked quinoa and mix well.

5. Place your fresh quinoa fruit salad in the refrigerator until it’s party time!

Categories: Recipes, Sweet

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