I have been out of quinoa for a while. I think the last time I made it was August!
I used to make this side dish quite often. It was never Jerry’s favorite, but I think it is growing on him.
Must be all the onions and garlic in there.
Quinoa with Veggies
- 1 cup quinoa, cooked to package directions
- 3 small carrots
- 2 large stalks of celery
- 1 large onion
- 3-4 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 3-4 oz crumbled feta or goat cheese
- chopped parsley
- pinch of crushed red pepper
Chop the veggies into a small dice. Saute veggies and garlic in olive oil and crushed red pepper until almost tender. Add salt and pepper. I like the veggies al dente in this side dish.You could pretty much use any vegetable you like in this dish, but the carrot/celery/onion is my go-to combo.
Remove from heat and stir in your quinoa, dried cranberries, feta, and tons of chopped parsley.
This makes a great warm side dish, but can also be served cold.
It was the perfect side to some pan fried wild salmon.
I was excited to try this frozen Wild Sockeye Alaskan Salmon. It is the Target Archer Farm’s brand, and the fish comes frozen in individual 5 oz servings. It was only around $5/lb and has no additives.
The fillets are a little on the thin side, but delicious. And cheaper than the farm raised salmon at my grocery store. I know I have said this before, but wild salmon is clearly superior to farm raised, in both taste (my opinion) and for the environment. Source.
I will definitely be stocking my freezer.
Meat doesn’t seem to be too appealing to me during pregnancy, and seafood seems to be all I am craving. I could probably eat seafood 4 or 5 times a week. Salmon is also one of Jerry’s favorites, so I know I won’t hear any complaints from him.
Are you a fish lover or hater?