I always forget about quinoa and then when I whip up a quick dish I remember how awesome it is. The texture, the way it soaks up the flavor of anything you add to it, the health benefits -- it makes a great quick meal or side dish.
The other day I turned a serving into a great lunch. Using the leftover Basil-Mint Dressing I made for my shrimp salad as a flavor base I added a bit of feta and some blueberries to make an awesome bowl of taste and texture.
Here's what I did...
- ¼ cup uncooked quinoa
- ½ cup water
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tbspBasil Mint Dressing (recipe here!)
- 1 oz feta cheese
- ½ cup blueberries
- A few basil and mint leaves (optional)
Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a small pot. Once boiling cover and lower to a simmer. Cook until all the water is absorbed, approximately 15 minutes.
Remove from heat, uncover and toss the cooked quinoa with the Basil-Mint Dressing. Mix in the feta and blueberries and top with more fresh herbs if you like.
Enjoy your bowl of awesome!
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|1||entire recipe (½ of the dressing)|
|415||17g||5g||old: 9||new: 10|