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  • 1 cup red or white quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 large lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon (tsp.) ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. sweet paprika
  • 2 medium firm-ripe butter fruit, peeled, and cut into half-inch chunks
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste

How to prepare:

  • Rinse the quinoa well with cold water.
  • Cook the quinoa in a rice cooker with water till it becomes fluffy. Strain it and let it cool.
  • Cut and add the butter fruit to it, and squeeze the lemon on to it.
  • Add all the spices, and salt to taste.
  • Toss the salad and serve.


  • Generally, most sweet and bitter vegetables may be used for the pitta recipes. You may choose from these vegetables – beets, bitter melon, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, cucumber, green beans, leafy greens, lettuce, okra, peas, peppers, sweet and white potatoes, pomegranates, prunes, and raisins.
  • As part of the salad dressing, you may choose from among coconut milk (thick), pepper, ginger, chopped basil, and salt.


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