Thursday, March 15, 2012


As of recently, we have been quite smitten by the tiny grain Quinoa. It wasn’t until yesterday that I discovered from Food Coma, how to actually say it. (Woah I know).  We were no way close by the way.  It is pretty expensive, compared to other grains, but we were able to squeeze three meals out of one bag (about $8 for 3 cups of quinoa). 
This is how we have been making it.

1 cup of quinoa
1 red pepper (diced)
1/3 of a large red onion (diced)
1 zucchini (diced)
1 T olive oil
2 t garlic powder
Feta for garnish
Apparently I chop veggies with my eyes closed. Dangerous.

Instructions: Prepare quinoa as directed on packaging. Dice red pepper, zucchini, and red onion.  Place veggies in pan with olive oil and let sauté.  Sprinkle garlic powder over veggies.  Cook to your likeness and then add to quinoa.  Mix them all together and then add feta on top.

This would make a great side dish for the spring and summer.  We eat it as a full meal though. 

Much Love,
Mere

9 comments:

  1. my roomie just got into quinoa, and yea, i had NO clue how to pronounce it! haha... you live and you learn. that dish looks delish!
    xx

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  2. Oh yum I love Quinoa, I also just learned how to say it via Wikipedia (so I guess I could still be saying it wrong, you never know with Wikipedia). Anyway, if you guys are quinoa nuts here are some delish recipes that I love!

    http://meatlessmealsformeateaters.blogspot.com/search/label/quinoa

    My favorite of these is the spinach one so if you guys like spinach you should totally try it! YUM YUM

    Allyssa

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  3. This looks like the perfect summer dish! Light, fresh, healthful. I will definitely have to bookmark this to try!

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  4. I love quinoa too. This looks simple and delicious!


    Maria @ Orchard Bloom

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  5. I see Quinoa all the time but I haven't tried cooking it myself, you made it look really easy! And so healthy too. It's a really good meal. Thanks for sharing!

    mongs
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