Nutty Quinoa and Artichoke Hearts

Ingredients

3/4 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cups water
10 ounces artichoke hearts, frozen and chopped into bite sized pieces
1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
2 mediums tomato , seeded and chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon oregano, dried
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup parsley, minced
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 large lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon olive oil

Preparation

1
Rinse quinoa and add to boiling water. Cook approximately 15 – 20 minutes until all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat.
2
Heat olive oil in non-stick skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic for 5 minutes until just soft. Add artichokes, tomato, and oregano. Cook another five minutes until veggies are heated through and slightly cooked. Add parsley, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and quinoa. Remove from heat.
3
Allow to cool to room temperature and add feta.

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If your goal is to improve the nutrition in your diet, maybe lose some weight, you really need to check out quinoa. This grain is a powerhouse of nutrition. I love it’s nutty texture, and pearly look in salads and side dishes.

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December 10, 2009

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