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Published on June 16, 2020

Toasted Pine Nut Quinoa

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Serves 6 (serving size 1/2c)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. Rinse and drain quinoa. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shallots; sauté 1 minute or until tender. Add minced garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add quinoa; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add chicken stock and kosher salt; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 13 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender.
  2. While quinoa cooks, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pine nuts to pan; cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently. Combine quinoa mixture, pine nuts, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, green onion, chives, and pepper; toss.

    Nutritional Information per serving: Calories: 187 Fat: 9.4g Saturated fat: 1g Sodium: 111mg

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