Zesty Lemon Quinoa
Although quinoa is great on its own, the extra spice of this dish makes it very unique.
1 Cup Quinoa
1⁄2 Cup Toasted Pine Nuts or Toasted Pecans
1⁄4 Cup Olive Oil
1⁄4 Cup Lemon Juice
2 Teaspoon Freshly Grated Lemon Zest 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
1⁄4 Teaspoon Cayenne
1⁄2 Cup Chopped Flat-Leaf Parsley
Sea Salt and Fresh ground black pepper
Rinse quinoa in a fine strainer for a few seconds. Transfer to a medium saucepan, add 1 teaspoon sea salt and 11⁄4 cups water. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce to a simmer. Cook until water is completely absorbed, about 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer quinoa to a medium bowl along with pine nuts, lemon zest, cumin, cayenne, parsley, drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper; toss until well combined. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Courtesy of Maximized Living Nutrition Plans book by Dr. B.J. Hardick, Kimberly Roberto and Dr. Ben Lerner