Quinoa recipes

Quinoa tastes like nuts and we can cook it faster than rice and it is simple to cook it, like pasta. It can be used to prepare salads, risotto, soups, and even desserts.

In supermarkets Quinoa is usually on the shelves of health food, you can also buy it in specialized health food stores. If you want to always have to have a healthy attachment, cook a lot of quinoa, upload it into plastic containers and store in the refrigerator. Serve with anything you can – just like rice or pasta. We are offering you some tasty quinoa recipes.

Wake up with a refreshing quinoa breakfast

Mix a cup of cooked quinoa with half a cup of milk and half a cup of frozen blueberries and warm everything. This meal can be a marvelous substitute for oatmeal.

Dessert without guilt

In a blender, mix 2 bananas and 2 cups of milk. Put the mixture in the bowl and add half a cup of cooked quinoa, half a cup of raisins, a tablespoon of sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Gently mix it with spoon and cook it for 10 minutes. In the end you can add (as you wish) a little bit of rum. This is creamy, sweet and healthier version of rice pudding.

Quinoa salad

Quinoa salad

Quinoa salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of raw quinoa
  • 8 asparagus
  • 50 g crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup chopped green olives (seedless)
  • 4 tablespoons chopped dried tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (and a few drops for asparagus)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic or red vinegar
  • salt and pepper

Preparation:

Cook the quinoa like pasta.

While the quinoa is cooking, prepare asparagus. First, remove the woody part of the stem. This is best done by gently bending it until it breaks. Asparagus is spontaneously broken in exactly the right place. Place the asparagus on baking pan and drizzle it with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Preheat oven to 200 ° C and bake it in the oven for 10 minutes.

Cut the asparagus on a good size pieces and put them together with cheese, olives, oil, vinegar and dried tomatoes, quinoa. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Per serving: 238 calories, 9 grams of protein, 34 g carbohydrate, 7 g fat (2 g saturated), 4, 5 g of fiber, 290 mg of sodium.

Stuffed peppers with quinoa

Stuffed peppers with quinoa

Stuffed peppers with quinoa

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of raw quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • half a chopped brown onion
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 peeled tomatos (pelati) – scoop out seeds and chop it
  • 170 g lobster tails (cleaned)
  • ½ cup drained and washed black beans in can
  • half a teaspoon of cumin
  • a handful of fresh chopped coriander or parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 red peppers

Preparation:

Cook the quinoa.

While the quinoa is cooking, in a deep frying pan over medium heat, heat the olive oil and add the onion, garlic and tomatoes. Cook for about 3 minutes, until the tomatoes are tender. Add shrimps, black beans and cumin and cook for another 3 minutes, until shrimps become pink and firm. Add the cooked quinoa and coriander or parsley, stir well and remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 200 ° C.

Cut the top of the peppers (like for the stuffed peppers) and remove the seeds. Stuff each pepper half with the mixture, place them on a baking pan and bake it for 15 minutes in the preheated oven.

Per serving: 375 calories, 28 g protein, 52 g carbohydrate, 7 g fat (1 g of saturated), 10 g fiber, 291 mg of sodium.

Tip: You can substitute shrimps with 225 g lean ground beef or turkey meat.

Quinoa Pudding

for 4 to 6 persons

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 3 cup soy milk
  • ½ cup grated coconut
  • 1/3 cup of honey or 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
  • ½ cup ground almonds
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Preparation:

Mix all the ingredients. Pour it into baking tray or you can put it in individual containers for pudding. Bake at 175 C (347 F) for about 45 minutes until yellow. Serve hot or cold. Some will enjoy, if next to that eat yogurt or cream, while others will be more satisfied with apple juice.

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