Green Quinoa (Quinoa with Herbs)

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 October 2010 02:23 Written by Flax Thursday, 14 October 2010 01:03

Quinoa with HerbsGreen quinoa is actually just quinoa with a lot of herbs, but being that I am a very color oriented person I title my foods by color. Parsley pesto is called by my children, “the green stuff”. Sweet Potato soup is called “orange soup”. So, not surprisingly, quinoa with herbs is called green quinoa. Feel free to call it however you like. Or as my father would say, “You can call me whatever you want, just don’t call me late to dinner.”

Well, I made this dish yesterday with my cooking class, the leftovers where devoured by my family, I’m talking second and third helpings! Plus, my 5-year-old woke up this morning and asked to eat it for breakfast, so what if he called it couscous, I’m taking it as a compliment. At least now I don’t have to think about what to serve him for lunch.


olive oil
1 onion, chopped small
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/2 bunch coriander
1/2 bunch parsley
3 sprigs dill
Atlantic grey sea salt

Heat the oil in a sauce pan and sautee the onion until translucent. Add the water and bring to a boil. Rinse the quinoa under cold water and add to the pot. Add the herbs and spices and simmer for apx. 10 minutes. Remove from the flame when almost all the water has been absorbed and leave covered for 5 more minutes.

Serve hot. Serves 4-6.


Leave a Reply