Friday, February 18, 2011

Quinoa with Broccoli and Artichoke Hearts

This tasty recipe takes minutes to whip up and can be a side dish or a main course. Artichokes are loaded with fiber, Vitamin C, potassium, folic acid and magnesium. They add a great deal of flavor to this filling, antioxidant-packed dish.

Full recipe and photos after the jump.

Prep Time: 2-5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

1 cup quinoa, dry (I used red, but you can also use white or black)
2 cups broccoli, washed and chopped
1 can of artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed and chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup veggie broth
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
cayenne pepper

Step by Step Instructions:
1. Cook quinoa according to package directions

2. While quinoa cooks, sautee garlic in olive oil

3. Add broccoli and artichoke hearts and sautee for 2-3 minutes

4. Add veggie broth, season with salt, pepper and cayenne

5. Cover and steam on low for 4 minutes until broccoli is bright green and most of broth is absorbed.

6. Mix thoroughly with quinoa and serve.

Nutrition Info: 4 servings
237 Calories
8.5g Protein
5g Fiber

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At February 18, 2011 at 12:13 PM , Blogger Sandra said...

Oh this sounds so good! All three main ingredients are my favorite! I've got to make this.
Thanks for posting it.


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