10 Apr

Jewelled Quinoa

Following on from my immune system blog yesterday this recipe would be a perfect dish to support immune function. It contains onions for quercetin, orange, red pepper, cumin and sumac for antioxidants and quinoa while being a complex carbohydrate it is also a great source of protein plus it is a good source of calcium and magnesium, all  supporting mind and mood.


Serves 4
2 cups of quinoa

3 cups of water
1 onion chopped
1 celery stick chopped
1 red pepper
1 orange
1 tbsp cumin
For the dressing
3 tbsp. rapeseed/olive oil
½ lemon juice
½ tsp chilli garlic sauce
1/2 tsp sumac
seasoning to taste
Add 1 tbsp. olive oil to a
pot
Add onion and celery
Add quinoa
Add water
Add ¼ tsp. salt (optional)
Add cumin
Bring to a rolling boil
Keep at a medium simmer and
put lid on after 10 minutes turn off heat and take off lid for a two more
minutes
While the quinoa is cooking:
Chop 1 red pepper
Chop 1 orange
Make a dressing of rapeseed
or olive oil
Add chilli sauce
Add lemon juice
Add sumac
Salt and black pepper to taste
Mix with a whisk or spoon

Add the dressing and pepper and
orange to quinoa and serve

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