Minted Quinoa with Pine Nuts

Minted Quinoa with Pine Nuts

Serves 4 to 6

If you haven't been properly introduced to quinoa, here's your chance. It's powerful stuff—a complete protein unto itself due to its amazing boast of containing all eight amino acids—but it's delicate and flavorful too, silky with a little crisp crunch. A remarkable food.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup (dry) quinoa
  • 1 cup small cauliflower florets
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
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Method: 

Rinse quinoa well. Place quinoa, cauliflower and water in a sauce pan, cover, and bring to a boil. Season with salt, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer until all liquid has been absorbed and quinoa is tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Gently fold in pine nuts, green onions, mint and olive oil. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:230 calories (90 from fat), 10g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (9g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 6g protein
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