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Recipe: Quinoa Avocado with mix Bell Pepper


Looking for a recipe that is fast and easy to prepare without sacrificing the nutritional content? Today’s recipe is just that.

“Quinoa is not very popular in Oman and you would just mostly find it served in restaurants but this superfood will be a great addition to your kitchen and something to diversify your daily nutritional needs,” Chef Jakhir said.

While guests visiting The View in Al Hamra is far from the capital, he said it is their vision to offer amazing food even at a very remote location. Make sure to try this out over the weekend.

Salad for 2 pax


50 gms Organic Quinoa

100 gms Avocado

100 gms Mix Bell Pepper

50 gms Cucumber

15 gms Olive oil

1 pc Fresh lemon

30 gms Dijon mustard

1 Tbs Parsley chopped p

Saffron half pinch

Salt & Pepper to taste


Chop all vegetables separately. Steam quinoa with saffron. To prepare dressing, add olive oil, salt, pepper, mustard, chopped parsley and lime juice and stir slowly to make a thick dressing. Mix all vegetables in the dressing and add quinoa. Dish out in a mould and place on the plate to serve.

About the Chef:

Chef Jakhir Sha is currently the Executive Chef of The View Eco-Resort in Al Hamra. Now in Oman for more than a decade, Chef Jakhir started out his career as a Commis 1 in Tripura International Hotel in India in 1997. Specialising in Indian cuisine, he would later move on as a demi-chef at Taj Gateway Hotel in 1999 and to the GRT Temple Bay in India a year later picking up some skills and expertise in Chinese Cuisines as an addition to his growing resume. He moved to Muscat as Senior Chef in Marina Bandar Rowdha in 2002 and served as multi-cuisine head chef at Oman Sail from 2010 onwards. Today, Chef Jakhir is enjoying the beauty of the mountains where he utilises local produce in many of his dishes passionate and dedicated to adding diversity to the food scene in the Al Hamra area.

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