With my extra busy schedule lately, I've been eating a lot of quinoa. It's so easy to cook up a great big pot, add some veggies, and voilà (!) lunches to last you throughout the week.
Here's an effortlessly delicious recipe that you can put together in a flash:
Quinoa with Sautéed Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Red Onion, & Cilantro
1 1/2 cups quinoa, uncooked
3 1/2 cups water
2 cups mushrooms, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup green olives, pitted and sliced lengthwise
handful of cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper
fresh lemon juice (optional)
1. Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a medium-sized pot. Turn down to medium, cover, and let simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil and sauté mushrooms until golden brown.
3. Once quinoa is cook, fluff with a fork. Add mushrooms, tomatoes, onion, olives, and cilantro. Mix well.
3. Dress quinoa mixture with olive oil and salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice just before serving, if desired.
Makes 5 servings.
Try This: Quinoa can be prepared sweet or savoury. Get creative in the kitchen and let me know your favourite way to enjoy quinoa!