Saturday, March 15, 2014

Share the Day Saturday-Rainbow Quinoa

40 Days-40 Days of Lenten Recipes

A dear sweet friend, who is wise beyond her years is sharing this recipe with us today. It sounds yummy, and so colorful. I can't wait to make it! She is also known as Presvytera Eleni, there are a few of us. In her words, this is one of her favorites and is "hearty, healthy, Lenten meals - It has it all!"

We graciously thank her for sharing the Day!


QUINOA WITH SWEET POTATO, KALE AND CRANBERRIES

Ingredients:

1 c. quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth or water
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 small, sweet onion, finely chopped
2 cups small-chopped kale
1/2 c. dried cranberries

For the dressing:

1/4 c. apple cider or balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, crushed,
1/4 c. olive oil
1 T. honey
freshly ground pepper

Bring water or broth to a boil then add quinoa and simmer for 12 minutes.  Allow to sit for 5 minutes then turn into a serving bowl.

Bring a pot of water to boil and simmer the sweet potatoes until tender but not mushy.  Remove from the water and add to quinoa.  IN THE SAME POT OF HOT WATER add the kale and simmer a few minutes.  Strain then add to quinoa with onion and cranberries.

Pics of the actual meal after the jump...






Mix dressing well in a small bowl then pour over vegetables.  This dish can be served warm or cold and is just as good the following day.



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