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Friday, July 31, 2015

Quinoa With Roasted Garlic and Vegetables

No one can argue the health benefits of quinoa or that of garlic.  By loading quinoa with veggies you can make it the center of your meal.  It is such a versatile ingredient to use and a great base for other flavors.  I hope you enjoy this dish!

Quinoa With Roasted Garlic and Vegetables

one head of garlic
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups vegetable broth
1 tbsp. olive oil
3 green onions, cleaned and sliced
4 ounces fresh spinach, stems removed, cleaned and torn into pieces
1 large tomato, diced
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. freshly grated parmesan cheese

Roast the garlic as instructed in my post of June 12, 2015.  Take four cloves and mash them with a fork (save the rest for another use); set aside.  Put the vegetable broth and quinoa in a pot and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat, put a cover on the pot and allow to steam for 15 to 20 minutes or until quinoa is done and liquid is absorbed.  Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the green onion.  Saute the onion for 1 to 2 minutes and add the spinach and salt.  Saute until the spinach is just wilted.  In a bowl combine the spinach, quinoa and roasted garlic.  Stir to distribute all the garlic and spinach through the quinoa.  Fold in the diced tomato and parmesan.  Serve and enjoy!

I have also served this cold as a salad with the addition of some white wine vinegar.  You can adjust the amount of garlic to suit your taste.  I happen to like a lot of garlic.  As always play around with it and make it your own.  Have fun cooking!

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