I bet there are some of you who haven't tried Quinoa, am I right?! Well first of all it is pronounced (Keen-wah). If you knew that already, then you are ahead of me, because I always pronounced it how it looks...(k-win-oh-ah) up until probably six months ago. I heard someone on Food Network say it, and at first I didn't know what they were talking about. Television does pay off sometimes ;)
This is what uncooked Quinoa looks like
Quinoa And Vegetable Salad
- 1 cup Quinoa, rinsed well in water.
- 2 cups chicken broth (you can even do vegetable broth, or water but I prefer chicken broth)
- 2 garlic cloves sliced in a few pieces
- 1/2 a red onion
- 1/2 a red pepper
- 1 zucchini
- 2 more garlic cloves minced
- 1 TBLS Balsamic Vinegar
After you have rinsed off the Quinoa, put it in a pot with the chicken broth, and two chopped up garlic cloves. Bring to a slow boil, and cook until the Quinoa has absorbed all the water.
Sprinkle some olive oil in a saucepan, and throw in the veggies and onion.
Add salt and pepper to taste, along with the balsamic vinegar. Saute veggies until tender.
My husband slow cooked a beef tri tip on the barbecue to go along with ours. He is the grill master by the way! :) Maybe one of these days I will post about his barbecue skills, but I will have to talk that over with him because I'm pretty sure it's top secret. :)