Thyme- Infused Red Quinoa With Lemon- Mustard Black Kale
Category: Side Dishes | Blog URL: http://www.gourmetfury.com/2009/10/steak-love-1-red-quinoa-black-kale/
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Melody Fury
The lemon’s floral tartness and the mustard’s acidic heat counterbalances with the kale’s slight bitterness. The sweet fennel provides creamy texture and accentuates the thyme’s perfume.
For those unfamiliar with quinoa, it is an ancient crop originally cultivated in South America. The grains are actually seeds and are very high in protein and fiber and is also gluten-free. Yellow quinoa works just as well here but reduce the cooking time by 5 minutes.