Quinoa with Tomatillo and Cilantro Sauce Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa with tomatillo and cilantro sauce recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa with tomatillo and cilantro sauce using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mandrake4

Makes 16 servings



Tomatillos Tomatillos are tart fruits that look like small green tomatoes ? sometimes with a hint of purple- , they are used mainly in Mexican dishes, and their most common use is for the salsa verde or green sauce that you get with chips at Mexican restaurants. For this dish I prepared a quick sauce with tomatillos and cilantro and mixed it with the cooked quinoa. This tomatillo and cilantro sauce is also very good when mixed with plain cooked rice, and is great side dish for meat or seafood dishes.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa with tomatillo and cilantro sauce

4 cups quinoa or rice
6 tomatillos, quartered
1/4 cup cilantro, washed and large parts of stems removed
2 tbs white onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 serrano pepper

Recipe Directions for Quinoa with tomatillo and cilantro sauce

  1. Combine the tomatillos, cilantro, lime juice, chopped onions, crushed garlic, hot pepper (if using), salt and pepper to taste in a blender, mix until a smooth sauce is obtained.

  2. Mix the sauce with the cooked quinoa, serve warm. Can also be made ahead and re-heated before serving.

Categories

Rice, Main Dish, Central/South American, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 57.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
162
Calories from Fat
24
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.7g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
3mg
0%
Potassium
279mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
28.3g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3.3g
13%
Sugars
0.6g
Protein
6.2g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 2% Iron 11%
* 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
A-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
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