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Quinoa for a Crowd

Quinoa is a grain with a little more protein than some others.

Adapted from several recipes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons walnut oil (any heart healthy oil like olive oil will be fine)
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • 7 cups red quinoa – cooked
  • 3 oz package pine nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons fresh herbs of your choice
  • 2 cups packed baby arugula
  • optional about 3 to 4 oz of organic sharp cheddar cheese in tiny (about ¼ to 1/8 inch) cubes

Preparation

Rinse and cook a 16 oz package of Red quinoa per the package directions however adding the teaspoon of cinnamon in the water.

In a bowl, mix 7 cups of the cooked quinoa with arugula, onions, raw pine nuts, oil and fresh herbs I used marjoram and rosemary from my garden.  Season with ½ teaspoon salt or to taste.

I served with the cheese on the side.