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Sarah’s Spicy Sundried Tomato Quinoa

spicy sundried tomato quinoa

Whether or not you like quinoa or not, I think you’ll like this recipe. That’s because the rich medley of spices yields a dish that tastes only a little like quinoa. Quinoa is a gluten-free grain crop grown for its edible seeds. I like quinoa in general because it is one of the few plant-based foods that is a complete protein, meaning that it has all nine of the essential amino acids in correct proportions necessary for the dietary needs. Additionally, the walnuts in the recipe add over 10 grams of omega-3 fatty acids. So give it a try. Bon appetit! Also to note, 2013 was launched as the ‘International Year of Quinoa’ by top officials at the United Nations.

1 cup dehydrated sundried tomatoes
1 cup walnuts
1 cup quinoa
2 tbs crushed red peppers
2 tbs fresh garlic
1 tbs dried thyme
1 tbs dried parsley
½ tbs sea salt
½ cup organic extra virgin olive Oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbs Earth Balance Spread (soy free)

Soak sundried tomatoes in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and all of the spices for two
hours or longer. Cook Quinoa by adding it to 2 cups of water and the Earth
Balance, bring it to a boil and then cover and reduce heat to very low or turn off
the burner and let it continue to absorb the water, usually takes 30 minutes. Put
the tomato mixture in a food processor and chop coarsely and add to the Quinoa.
Chop the walnuts or put in the food processor too and add to the Quinoa, mix and
serve warm!

About the Author

About the Author: David Roberts holds a Masters in public health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health with more than 20 years of experience working in quantitative research and has done public health work on three continents. He sees poor gut health as a leading public health crisis of our day and proper nutrition as the solution. He currently serves as Chief Public Health Officer for Biomic Sciences. .


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