Friday, January 24, 2014

Quinoa with Kale, Raisins and Chickpeas

I have been trying some healthy recipes - maybe we need a tag for super healthy food. . .  I haven't made this, but tried it as a sample.  It was yummy.  But deep down I still just want a big plate of nachos!

Quinoa with Kale, Raisins & Chickpeas
2/3 cup dry quinoa, rinsed well
1/3 cups vegetable broth
4 cups kale, torn into bite-sized pieces
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp chili flakes
1 19 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed well zest of 1 lemon
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 teaspoon good quality sea salt
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
nutritional yeast (optional)
chopped walnuts (optional)

Serves 4
Calories: 344 per serving

Fiber 8.3g

Place the quinoa and broth in a large pot, bring to a boil then cover and reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes until almost all the liquid has been absorbed. In the last couple minutes add the kale on top and stir. Cover and let cook for 2 more minutes. Set aside.
While waiting for the quinoa to cook, heat a large pan over medium heat. Heat the coconut oil, add garlic and chili flakes. Sauté 2 minutes until golden and fragrant. Add chickpeas and lemon zest and cook until warm, about 2 minutes. Add the quinoa, kale, raisins and salt and stir to mix well. Add the cherry tomatoes last, and stir over heat for 1 minute. Serve with some nutritional yeast and chopped walnuts sprinkled on top. 

1 comment:

jamie k said...

We all just want a big plate of nachos.