Salad, South American

Quinoa with black beans and cumin

This is an easily prepared and tasty dish which also saturates very well. Stir-fried broccoli is such a tasty side dish, it’s like candy! (The recipe is inspired by the recipe “Quinoa with Black Beans and Cumin” from www.allrecipes.co.uk.)

Serves 4

2 dl quinoa, rinsed
460 g cooked black beans (drained weight)
200 g corn
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1.5 tsp ground cumin
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tsp herb salt
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion for a couple of minutes. Include the garlic the last half-minute. Add spices, quinoa and water as directed on the quinoa package and cook according to the designated cooking time. Stir in the cooked beans and corn. Serve with stir-fried broccoli!

Fusion, Soup, South American, Thai

Coconut lentil soup with green curry and quinoa

This soup has delicious flavors of coconut, lime and green curry. It has a mild spiciness and a nice chewiness of the quinoa. The recipe is inspired by a recipe from Kung Markatta’s website.

Serves 4

1.5 dl quinoa
2.5 dl dried red lentils
6 dl water
4 dl coconut milk
1 zucchini
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp grated ginger
2 tsp green curry paste
2 tsp herb salt
0.5 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp lime juice
Oil for frying

Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Heat oil in a pan and fry the garlic for half a minute. Add the red lentils, water, coconut milk, ginger, curry paste, salt and pepper and boil for about 10 minutes. Include the zucchini the last 2 minutes. Blend the soup with a hand blender. Stir in the lime juice and quinoa and serve!

Asian, Fusion, South American, Wok

Chilli and sesame flavoured vegetable wok with quinoa

Quinoa is a tasty and nutritious herb that also contains good quality protein. Thus it is very suitable together with vegetable dishes like this crispy chilli and sesame flavored wok.

Serves 4-5

3 dl quinoa
250 g broccoli, cut into small florets
2 pak choi, coarsely chopped
150 g sugar peas
1 onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, sliced
1 red chilli, chopped
2 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
Oil for frying

Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Heat the oil in a wok and stir fry all the vegetables for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce and sesame oil. Serve with quinoa.