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Double Broccoli Quinoa Recipe

Looking for an easy Double Broccoli Quinoa recipe? Learn how to make Double Broccoli Quinoa using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by windigo1013

Makes 6 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Double Broccoli Quinoa

3 cups cooked quinoa
5 cups raw broccoli, cut into small florets and stems
3 garlic cloves
2/3 cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup half and half
2 oz crumbled feta or goat cheese

Recipe Directions for Double Broccoli Quinoa

  1. Heat the quinoa and set aside.

  2. Now barely cook the broccoli by pouring 3/4 cup water into a large pot and bringing it to a simmer. Add a big pinch of salt and stir in the broccoli. Cover and cook for a minute, just long enough to take the raw edge off. Transfer the broccoli to a strainer and run under cold water until it stops cooking. Set aside.

  3. To make the broccoli pesto puree two cups of the cooked broccoli, the garlic, 1/2 cup of the almonds, Parmesan, salt, and lemon juice in a food processor. Drizzle in the olive oil and cream and pulse until smooth.

  4. Just before serving, toss the quinoa and remaining broccoli florets with about 1/2 of the broccoli pesto. Taste and adjust if needed, you might want to add more of the pest a bit at a time, or you might want a bit more salt or an added squeeze of lemon juice. Turn out onto a serving platter and top with the remaining almonds, a drizzle of the chile oil, and some sliced avocado or any of the other optional toppings.

  5. Serves 4 - 6.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 209.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
561
Calories from Fat
232
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
25.8g
40%
Saturated Fat
6.3g
32%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Sodium
151mg
6%
Potassium
822mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
63.5g
21%
Dietary Fiber
9.2g
37%
Sugars
2.1g
Protein
21.8g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 114%
Calcium 26% Iron 28%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin C
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