Sunday, March 21, 2010

Quinoa with Basil and Pine Nuts (I love this one!)

Serves 2
1 cup quinoa
pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup pine nuts
1 tbsp olive oil
1 generous handful fresh basil leaves, chopped

Place quinoa in a strainer and rinse well. Combine the quinoa with 2 cups water and the salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

While the quinoa cooks, heat the pine nuts in a small dry skillet over medium heat. Toast until the nuts are just staring to turn golden, about 6 to 7 minutes, shaking the pan to prevent burning. Transfer to a serving bowl to cool.

Add the quinoa to the serving bowl with pine nuts and fluff with a fork. Add the olive oil and basil, stir to combine, and serve.


  1. Okay, I bought some quinoa and I'm gonna make this one too.

  2. Make sure you use fresh basil!

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