Quinoa with hazelnuts, orange, onion and herbs

Quinoa with hazelnuts, orange, onion and herbs

Quinoa is a wonderful grain to eat – it's known as a superfood! Full of goodness, high in protein and calcium plus gluten-free.

Ingredients:

150g quinoa
1 tbsp bouillon powder
30g roasted hazelnuts
1/2 orange, zested
1/2 red onion, sliced
a handful of fresh mint and parsley, finely chopped
2 tsp cumin
1-2 clove of garlic crushed (2 is quite garlicky)
Olive oil – enough to lightly coat
Seasoning

Method:

Wash your quinoa in cold water in a sieve and drain.
Place the quinoa in a small saucepan and sprinkle over the bouillon. This gives it some real depth of flavour, body and seasoning.
Next, cover the quinoa with boiling water so it's well covered and with about 1cm of water on top.
Bring up to the boil and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes or until softened, cooked and the water has been absorbed.
Turn off the heat and allow to cool.
Quickly, lightly pan fry your sliced onions until soft and translucent.
Mix them into your quinoa with your crushed garlic, chopped herbs, orange zest and roasted hazelnuts.
Drizzle with enough olive oil to coat and loosen then add seasoning.

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