5 minutes easy, healthy Quinoa recipes!
Easy Healthy and Wholesome Meals in Only 5 minutes!
These simple meal ideas are great for those busy mornings or evenings when you don't have the time to whip up something more complicated. These are unique meal treats which are rapidly becoming a hit in Singapore and South-East Asia. Quinoa can be used in many various and diverse ways, sweet or savory, hot or cold and is so much more filling and healthier than oatmeal. With these tasty and quick recipes which the whole family will love, you can start and finish the day with a buzz!
First you need to make a batch of Quinoa to be able to whip it up into tasty dishes for every day of the week. For every one cup of dry quinoa, add 1 ¼ cup water plus a little salt and splash of olive oil into a microwave-safe glass dish with fitted cover. Cook for 12 minutes (approximately, depending on oven strength) and then let sit covered for five more minutes. You can then store this in the fridge for over a week and then just add, mix and enjoy!
Quinoa Tabbouleh - Tabbouleh is an Arab Middle Eastern Vegetarian dish. This zesty recipe mixes quinoa and fresh herbs together, for a quick and healthy lunch option that you can make ahead of time, and eat throughout the week. Mix cooked quinoa, flat-leaf parsley leaves, mint leaves, snipped chives, cherry tomatoes, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, black pepper, feta and throw in to a warm pitta bread.
Quinoa Salad - Grab your pre-cooked quinoa. Add sliced cucumbers, chopped onion, diced tomato, parsley, mint, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and toss well. Top with avocado, and serve. This is a healthy salad that provides an energy boost and can work as a side dish or as a starter.
Lemon-Blueberry Quinoa Porridge - Sick of oatmeal? Try quinoa porridge instead. Antioxidant-rich blueberries and crunchy, protein-packed almonds round out this dish for a filling morning meal. Warm up the quinoa with almond milk and add some tasty fillings like granulated sugar, cinnamon, almond extract, salt, blueberries, almonds, light brown sugar and lemon zest. Enjoy!
Quinoa and Onion Risotto with Creme Fraiche and Hazelnuts - This rich risotto is the perfect complement to pork or ham. Onions and hazelnuts add a chewy and crunchy texture to the quinoa, while creme fraiche adds a creamy topping to the side dish. Mix the quinoa, water, salt, thyme, bay leaf, butter, sweet onion, white wine vinegar, crème fraiche and hazelnuts together and you have a hearty, healthy meal.
Do you have your own favourite quinoa recipes? Share them in the comments below!