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Mediterranean Quinoa
Adapted from www.AllRecipes.com
 
One of the world’s true super foods, quinoa is a complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids.  Quinoa is also a great source of fiber, iron, and magnesium.
 
This colorful quinoa dish is easy to make and is a lighter alternative to rice.

Serves 4
 
Ingredients
2 Tbsp. Ellyndale Organics™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
2 onions, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3/4 cup uncooked NOW Real Food® Organic Quinoa*
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth or stock
1 Tbsp. tomato puree
3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
Italian seasoning, to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
  2. Add the onions and the red, green and yellow peppers; cook and stir for about 5 minutes. 
  3. Add the garlic and cook for about 2 more minutes. 
  4. Stir in the quinoa, vegetable stock, and tomato puree.
  5. Return to a boil, then cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes, or until quinoa grains are soft. 
  6. Stir in the diced tomatoes and season with Italian seasoning. 
  7. Cook until heated through, then serve.
Per serving: 282 calories
9.8g total fat
0mg cholesterol
494mg sodium
43.6g total carbohydrate
6.3g fiber
7.7g protein

*NOW items available at your local health food store