Red Quinoa with Fresh Herbs, Lemon & Roasted Corn

Red Quinoa with Fresh Herbs, Lemon & Roasted Corn

Used this snow day to catch up on meal prep and experiment with some new recipes! And this one’s a keeper! I know your all, “ya so what…it’s quinoa…we get it you’re a health nut”…but honestly, I’ve been getting a little bored of just quinoa. I usually mix it in with sweet potatoes but I wanted something different! Usually I do this thing where I find 2 or three recipes all in the same ball park – and I take what I like from each of them and make it my own. This recipe was no different, I made a few tweaks to my prep method and voila, a few carefully selected spices later, this happened! I was honestly a little nervous that lemon might taste weird (maybe its just me but when I think lemon I think of the sweeter side of lemon like lemon meringue or lemonade. But it does not play that role in this recipe, promise!

lemon herb quinoa

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Red Quinoa
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • 2 Fresh Garlic Cloves, minced (or 1 TBS minced garlic)
  • 2 cups water
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • 2 Cobs of Fresh Corn
  • 1 TBSP chopped Parsley
  • 1 TBSP chopped Chives
  • 3 TBSP chopped Thyme
  • zest of 1 lemon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place 1 tbsp of oil in pot. Add shallot and sweat, add garlic after about 3 minutes and once fragrant add the quinoa, water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer. Cook for about 20 minutes.

Cut the kernels of corn off of the cobs of corn. Put corn into a ziplock bag and add about a tbsp. of olive oil, pepper, and about 1 tsp chopped thyme to taste. Shake the bag up to evenly distribute until all kernels are coated. Place on a cookie sheet (I like to cover mine with tin foil for easy clean up). Place in the oven for 20-30 minutes until lightly browned.

Combine  all of the chopped herbs, lemon zest. Once the quinoa and corn are done add your seasonings! Taste, season and serve hot.

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What’s your favorite way to eat quinoa?

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    candies & crunches
    February 11, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I like to have in a salad 🙂 It’s tasty, filling and light at the same time.

    xoxo
    Olena

    • Reply
      liveng proof
      February 13, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      That’s a great idea! Definitely going to have to try that?

    • Reply
      Doc
      January 24, 2017 at 11:02 am

      That’s a genuinely imsirspeve answer.

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