However, this week, I tried out a new quinoa recipe that had everyone wanting more! Our boys even wanted seconds! And the best part about it in my opinion? It's healthy, full of protein, veggie-packed and light! So quick--if you've been wanting a new recipe, or to try quinoa, or to introduce your littles to quinoa, write this recipe down!! It was a two-thumbs up in our family!
Thai Veggie Quinoa
(slightly adapted from Avacado Pesto)
1 cup quinoa--cooked according to package directions. Make sure to rinse first!
3/4 small red onion, diced
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1 cup broccoli, coarsely chopped
couple of handfuls of cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup of grated carrots
4 Tbsp of peanuts (I used lightly salted), chopped
2 Tbsp of sesame oil
2 Tbsp of rice vinegar
2 Tbsp of tamari (similar to soy sauce and often gluten free)
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 limes, zest and juice
1. Prepare quinoa according to package. Let cool while preparing other ingredients.
2. In a large bowl, toss cooked quinoa, red onions, green onions, broccoli, cilantro, carrots and peanuts into a big bowl.
3. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients.
4. Pour dressing over quinoa and veggies and mix until combined. Serve chilled or room temperature.