Sunday, January 22, 2012

A recipe – Quinoa with Green Peas

People think that healthy food is complicated to make, but this recipe will show you the opposite!
It is simple, it is fast; even the directions are short, and it is healthy and tasty.
Yes, it is quinoa, and many of you don’t like it, but I am telling you – give it a try, you are going to love it!

1 Large onion
4-5 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup of quinoa – washed (treated like a rice)
2 cups of water
1 cup of peas (frozen or fresh)
15 sprigs mint, chopped (leaves only) – not a must but it makes the dish much tastier
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

1.     Chop the onion and garlic and sauté in olive oil until golden.
2.     Add the quinoa and stir for 1-2 minutes. Add 2 cups of water and bring to boil.
3.     Cover and lower the heat. Cook for 10 minutes.
4.     Add the peas, mint and spices and simmer 10 minutes.
5.  Serve hot
 Homage to Irving Penn, and thanks to Adam Fuss


Anonymous said...

The peas look like ornaments on a Christmas tree! So lovely...

Noit Zakay said...