Saturday, May 7, 2011

Basil Quinoa

Remember a few weeks ago I gave you the great recipe for the Spiced Quinoa.  Wondering if any of ya'll tried it?  Anyway, here is another Quinoa recipe that we make on a frequent basis...

We started by picking some basil from our garden.  The kids love helping with this task!

Then we added a little fresh lemon juice.  Lemon courtesy of our generous neighbors tree.  Sweet gal lets us pick as many as we want!  {Okay 2 amazing benefits of SoCal in May, fresh basil from our garden and fresh lemons...}

  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (2 teaspoons minced)
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions

1.  Cook Quinoa according to package directions
2.  In food processor mix all remaining ingredients.  Chop well, until smooth consistency.
3.  Once Quinoa is cooked, poor basil mixture over quinoa and mix together.
4.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.
We served ours with grilled chicken, grilled zucchini and roasted tomatoes.

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