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Marko’s Quinoa super food recipe

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Quinoa, it’s the super food that everyone’s talking about. Try this veggie option for your supper dish this weekend – it’s another great recipe from our nutrition king Marko Humphrey.

 

Quinoa Pilaf

Serves 4 and 2 of the magic 5-a-day

Ingredients:

Olive oil

1 red onion, finely chopped

1 red pepper, chopped

175g quinoa rinsed

450ml hot vegetable stock

40g pumpkin seeds

handful chopped flat leaf parsley

Handful chopped spinach

squeeze of lemon juice

black pepper

 

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan, add the onion, bell pepper and saute for 10 minutes
  2. Add quinoa and stock and bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or till the quinoa has absorbed the water and softened.
  3. Stir in the pumpkin seeds, parsley and spinach, then season and add a squeeze of lemon

 

Costings: To make two portions – Approx £2.50

About £1.25 per person.

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