A New Quinoa Recipe to Ring in the New Year
Happy New Years Eve everyone!
On my side of the world I am 30 minutes away from ringing in the new year! Obviously, I am having a pretty mild new years eve as I am blogging at this time…
Although my night has been on the more tame side, it has been wonderful…
My parents and I invited some family friends over for another crab feast. You can never have too much crab Crab has such a sweet tasting meat, I love it!
Along with our crab we served Greek Salad
And I made the dressing
Great Greek Salad Dressing
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
salt and pepper to taste
So simple, but so good
I also made a quinoa side dish to go along with our crab and greek salad. Instead of making my go to quinoa salad, I made something totally new! And it turned out so well that I may even like it better! I highly recommend trying this recipe out!
Cook 2 cups of quinoa in water and chicken stock (I used a 2:1 ratio of water/chicken stock to quinoa)
Thinly slice a bundle of green onions (probably a total of ten green onions? I didn’t measure, but this may measure to one cup diced green onions)
Toast that many (again, no measurements) pine nuts in a frying pan on low heat until golden and fragrant
(toasted pine nuts are definitely one of the best things in life)
Toss the toasted pine nuts in quinoa with 3 tsp cilantro*
*I used the Garden Gourmet Cilantro; however, you can use fresh cilantro leaves instead!
I served this side dish at room temperature, but it would be nice warm as well.
Cilantro Quinoa with Toasted Pine Nuts
2 cups quinoa, rinsed and cooked
1 bundle (approximately 1 cup) thinly sliced green onions
3 tsp Garden Gourmet Cilantro (or fresh cilantro leaves)
2/3 cup (approximately) pine nuts, toasted
I found this quinoa dish to be extremely comforting, yet light. Let me know if you try it! I would love to hear feedback!
After a wonderful dinner, we played a rousing game of Catch Phrase after watching the Canadians win the hockey game
I have a fitness post coming at you tomorrow, so be ready!
Happy New Years!
How did you spend your new years?
Have you made any new recipes lately? If so, what did you make?
Crab or lobster? Which do you prefer? I definitely prefer crab over lobster