Wednesday, February 23, 2011


this is an herbed quinoa recipe that I like to serve with fish (especially salmon). quinoa is great for you too! It has complete protein (quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids that are required by the body as building blocks for muscles) , magnesium (helps to relax muscles and effects blood pressure) , fiber, manganese and copper (act as antioxidants).... so with all the health benefits, you should def give it a try! 

Herbed Quinoa

2 3/4 cups of low sodium chicken stock 
1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cups of quinoa
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil 
1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup of chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 tablespoon chopped thyme leaves
2 teaspoons of lemon zest
salt and ground black pepper to taste

1. For the quinoa, in a medium saucepan, add the chicken stock, lemon juice, and quinoa. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer, cover the pan and cook until all of the liquid is absorbed. About 12-15 minutes. 
2. For the dressing, in a small bowl, mix together olive oil, lemon juice, basil, parsley, thyme, and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
3. Pour the dressing over the quinoa and toss until all the ingredients are coated. Serve. 

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