Cook time= 10 minutes
I first discovered Quinoa a few year ago and I didn’t really like quinoa plain because it lacks a lot of flavor on its own but I combined a few fresh chopped pepper, garlic, boiled green lentil, pomegranate sauce and now Quinoa is my favorite food.This recipe is low in fat and delicious. Quinoa has been popular with the healthy eating set for last years. Quinoa has a nice crunch and it‘s a good alternative to rice and bulgur. It can be so delicious with tasty sauce.
It is high in protein and gluten-free. It’s a good source of iron, plant protein, potassium, magnesium.
1 cup Quinoa, rinsed very well.
3 cup water
1 cup green lentils, boiled
2 medium size fresh green pepper, chopped, tiny size
2 medium size fresh red pepper, chopped, tiny size
2 gloves garlic, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
– FOR SAUCE INGREDIENTS-
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp red pepper flakes
5 tbsp pomegranate sauce
Sea salt to taste
Place the lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, pepper flakes, pomegranate sauce in a little bowl and stir, set aside.
1- Place the quinoa and 3 cup water in a medium pan, cook it over the high heat until bring to boil and then reduce heat to low. Stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes until tender and the water has evaporated. Then set aside to cool.
2- Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan, add the fresh peppers and garlic then cook fresh peppers for a few minutes until softened, add the one pinch sea salt and then remove from the heat. Let it cool.
3- Combine the softened fresh peppers and cooled quinoa, the green lentil in a large bowl. 4- Pour mixed pomegranate sauce and add sea salt to taste. Toss well together. Serve it.