Friday, February 27, 2009

Great Recipe!

Do you need something easy, delicious, and super healthy to make for dinner tonight? If you do, I have your answer! This is a recipe my Mom found in The Washington Post. I tried it last night and it's really good and very healthy! Only 319 calories per serving. My only recommendation would be adding some organic chicken broth to the water to give it a little more flavor. Try it and enjoy!


* 1 1/2 cups quinoa (no need to rinse)
* 1 1/2 pounds broccoli
* 1 to 2 medium lemons
* 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
* 5 tablespoons olive oil (may use the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes)
* 3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste


Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the quinoa and cook uncovered for 6 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut the broccoli stalks into 3/4-inch pieces and cut the broccoli tops into small florets. Add to the pot; reduce the heat to medium-high and return to a boil. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, until the quinoa has no opaque dot of uncooked starch in the center.

While the broccoli is cooking, squeeze enough juice from the lemon(s) to yield 1/4 cup. Coarsely chop the sun-dried tomatoes and place in a large bowl.

Drain the quinoa and broccoli well. Transfer to the bowl and stir until the steam subsides. Add the lemon juice, oil and salt. Serve warm or at room temperature.

1 comment:

Lis said...

Ooooh this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing - I will definitely have to try this out!