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Quinoa what?

Well, it is kind of like a risotto but with quinoa.

For those of you new to quinoa it is a grain native of Central and South America, Low GI and containing a large portion of protein. Next to that I would of course not be featuring it here if it weren´t yummy as well as healthy :-).

This is a really quick and easy recipe. Lunch, dinner, side dish for the BBQ or for the buffet, for the lunch box, for the picknick – very versatile as you can see.

You can use any quinoa – white, red, black or a mix of them all.

This recipe is for 4 people.


3 tbspns olive oil
1 small red onion
1 garlic clove
150 gr chickpeas
2,5 dl cooked quinoa
1 dl parmesan –  if you are lactose intolerant, use goat cheese

Unless you already have, start with boling the quinoa according to the information on the  package so that you have your boiled quinoa mentioned in the list above alredy prepared and ready to rock.

Then you peel and finely chop the red onion and the garlic.

Bring the olive oil to medium heat in a casserole or pot (you can also use coconut oil if you prefer that). Add the onion and garlic and stir while you let them cook till the onion is turning a bit glazy.

Add the cooked quionoa and stir.Then, in goes the chick peas. And, stir again.

Add the parmesan or goatcheese, spice with salt and black pepper.
Heat it all up and serve with your favorite protein of choice.


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