Quinoa may look like a grain but it's actually a seed.
It has a high protein content (8 grams per cup) that will help you to stay full and satisfied throughout the morning, in addition to keeping your blood sugars stable.
This quinoa salad can be a tasty side dish, but it can also be a main meal. Just add a few more veggies.
Quinoa is such a high quality source of protein that you don't need to add any meat or fish. The stock also adds lots of vitamins and minerals that you might not be getting elsewhere.
Cook for 20 to 30 minutes until soft and blackened on the skin in areas.
Add the stock, bring to the boil and add the quinoa.
Turn the heat down to low and simmer, covered, for around 20 minutesuntil the quinoa is cooked.
Fluff with a fork and stir through the red peppers and chopped basil.
Top with pine nuts.
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