Remember to rinse the quinoa thoroughly prior to cooking. This removes the bitter outer coating called saponin.
1-cup quinoa (rinsed)
2 T. extra virgin olive oil (evoo)
½ tsp. minced garlic
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth (low-sodium)
½ cup chopped walnuts
2 c. baby spinach leaves, sliced (remove stems)
1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in quarters
½ cup parmigiano-reggiano cheese, grated
Fresh basil leaves, sliced
This dish works well as a side dish or a stand alone vegetarian dish. I like to add some tofu, chicken or shrimp for a more filling dish.
My friend Laura Phillips