Boil in water or stock until all the liquid has been absorbed
Cover for 5 minutes with a lid in order to steam and get super fluffy
Meanwhile fry the onion and garlic in the oil until slightly brown, sweet and fragrant
Chop parsley and set aside
When the Quinoa is done fluff it with a fork and let it cool to room temperature.
For the sauce/dressing
Soak the dates in the boiling water for 15minutes till softened.
Add all the ingredients for the sauce into a jug or blender and blend until smooth. Taste for salt pepper and acidity and adjust to your taste.
If you like to have things spicy a bit of fresh chilli always works a treat.
This dressing needs to be sweet and slightly sour but most importantly balanced
Place everything together in a bowl and toss it up
Taste and season one more time if necessary
Serve and enjoy
See the post for other veggies and delicious sides you can make straight on the braai.You could easily turn this salad into a meal by adding some baked pumpkin or some slices of steak or even a baked chicken breast. It's very versatile and serves as a lovely base for other salads and main meals.