Recipe of the Week – Side dish really

Palm Beach Athletic Wear has found another great new healthy recipe your family will love.  Tested and approved by the owner’s 10 year old son.  Since it is really just a side dish, we paired this healthy yet tasty recipe with grilled chicken and it was a HUGE hit.

Quinoa Side Dish with Latin Flavor

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 tsps olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 4-ounce can chopped green chiles
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 14 oz low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds), toasted
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 tbsps lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Preparation

  1. Toast Quinoa in a large dry skillet stirring often for about 5 min then transfer to a fine sieve and rinse thoroughly. Then toast pepitas in same dry skillet about 3-5 min.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and bell peppers stirring often for about 2-3 minutes or until softened. Add chiles and garlic; cook, stirring for 30 sec.
  3. Add the Quinoa and broth to the onion, pepper saucepan; bring to a simmer.  Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook until the Quinoa is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 20-25 minutes.
  4. Add pepitas, cilantro, scallions, lime juice and salt to the quinoa; mix gently.

Serve alongside grilled chicken, pork or fish.

Servings: 6 @ 2/3 cup each | Time: 45 min.

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