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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Quinoa and Vegetable Dish




This has been my staple over the last few weeks because it is as good as left overs out the fridge as it is out the pan! I have been making huge batches to have for my lunches for the week. 


Ingredient: 

Quinoa (I used multicoloured as it is normally sold out by the time I get to the supermarket!)
Bouillion Vegetable Stock Powder
Romana Peppers
Avocado
Broccoli
Courgettes
Red Onion
Tomatoes
Spinach
Feta
Lemon
Garlic
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

1. Add stock to the boiling water and after you have rinsed the quinoa with cold water in a sieve place them in the boiling water. Turn down the heat and leave to simmer for about 20 minutes. 

2. Sauté the chopped onions with salt to make them sweet, then add courgettes, the rind of a lemon and its juice. Once they start to soften add the chopped tomatoes and broccoli. 

3. Once the vegetables have cooked down on a low heat add the garlic and red pepper. At the very last moment add the spinach leaves so they soften. 

4. Rinse the quinoa under cold water to cool them and stop them cooking. Stir in all the vegetables. Add in the feta and avocado and you are done! 

5. There should be enough juice in the vegetables for it to be utterly delicious but if you want a stronger flavour I sometimes add some dressing in. Read my delicious and easy recipe here

Obviously there is a lot of vegetables in this dish and you can opt to have as many different ones as you like. This dish is full of nutrients not only from the different vegetables but also from the quinoa which is deemed a superfood due to the high protein and calcium it contains. 

What do you like for your lunches? 

N.B Sorry about the fuzzy pictures! 

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