High fiber, high protein, but how do you cook quinoa?

Quinoa may be high in fiber and high in protein, but how do you cook it?

Here are a few ways:

The 1-2-3 Method for Cooking Rice or Quinoa


Quinoa - 15 to 20 minutes or until the quinoa "blooms"(its fat with a tendril coming out of it), if there is still liquid in pot, just cover for about 5 minutes and allow liquid to absorb

Black Beans with Quinoa

Step One Saute onion in oil with turmeric, cumin, salt, and pepper. When soft (about 5 minutes), add garlic. Cook for about 1 minute until garlic is aromatic.

Step Two Add onions and garlic, quinoa, beans, tomatoes and cilantro to a large bowl. Toss and drizzle with olive oil and vinegar.

Roasting Vegetables

Keys to Roasting:

· Cut the Same size

· Sheet pan

· Nonstick Foil

· Spraying Oil

· Season when cooking or while warm

· Can add Citrus Zest for a pop instead of salt

Seven Layer Quinoa Apple Salad

1 Cup Quinoa, Prepared as Package directs

Apple Cider Dressing*

2 Cups Chopped Roasted Butternut Squash

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1 Cup Chopped Green Apple, skin on

1 Cup Chopped Red Apple, skin on

1 Cup Dried Cranberries (lower sugar if possible)

½ Cup Crumbled Blue Cheese

½ Cup Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

2 Thinly Sliced Green Onions for Garnish

Toss the Quinoa with the dressing. Layer the ingredients in a trifle bowl, starting with ½ of quinoa and then add the ½ half of the squash, green and red apples, cranberries and blue cheese. Layer the remaining quinoa then add the remaining ingredients. Garnish with pumpkin seeds and sliced green onions.

*Apple Cider Dressing:

1/3 Cup Apple Cider

3 TB Apple Cider Vinegar

3 TB Olive Oil

1 Tsp Dijon Mustard

1 Tsp Allspice

1 Tsp Honey

1/4 tsp Sea Salt

Shake the ingredients together in a jar