Berbere Spiced Chicken & Quinoa Salad
During lockdown I’ve been discovering things in my cupboards that I forgot I had. One of which is a packet of berbere spice mix. I had never heard of it but thanks to google I discovered that it is a traditional Ethiopian spice mix. The elements that make it vary but typically include: red chilli, fenugreek, ginger,, coriander, cardamom, all spice and cumin, along with several other lesser known spices. It is often used as a meat rub or to flavour stews. I decided to use it to flavour my chicken in this quinoa salad. The result is fairly spicy with quite strong flavours. I like it a lot. If you don’t have access to berbere spice then swap it for anything Moroccan, like harissa or ras al hanout. The pomegranate seeds add a nice pop of sweetness to the dish, while the radishes add crunch. If you prefer, you can swap the quinoa for rice.