If you haven't been properly introduced to quinoa, here's your chance. This complete protein is delicate and flavorful, with a slight crunch. Here, we use mint to add bright flavor and color.
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 cup small cauliflower florets
- 1/2 cup pine nuts lightly toasted
- 3 green onions thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 fine sea salt plus more to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Rinse quinoa well. Place quinoa, cauliflower and 2 cups 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.
Per serving: 230 calories (90 from fat), 10g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 31g carbohydrates (9g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 6g protein.
Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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