Monday, February 17, 2014

Nutty Almond-Sesame Red Quinoa

As I mentioned earlier this month, I have a few friends who decided to go vegan for the month of February. They all continue to do well on their cleanses, and I've tried to be supportive in making vegan dishes this month for our various dinner get-togethers. Quinoa has become a regular fixture as a result, and here is another great quinoa side dish...this time of the red variety!

Nutty Almond-Sesame Red Quinoa (serves 4)


  • 1 2/3 cups water
  • 1 cup red quinoa
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2 TB lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. dark sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

Bring water and quinoa to boil in a medium saucepan. Once it reaches a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 12 minutes or until quinoa is tender. Drain if necessary.

Stir in almonds, juice, oils, salt and onions. Serve warm.

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