Broccoli Quinoa Pasta

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Portfolio | May, 16 2012

Broccoli Quinoa Pasta

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is classified as a seed and not a grain. It cooks in about 15 minutes and can be served as a breakfast food or a compliment to any meal, hot or cold.  Quinoa is gluten free, high in protein, magnesium, calcium , phosphorous and iron.  If you let it sit in water for only 2 hours, it is already “germinating” and thus releases many more nutrients. Quinoa pasta can be purchased at most grocery stores. If you are trying to avoid corn, most quinoa pastas have added corn. Bon Appetit!

Boil about 2 quarts of purified filtered water.

Add 1 tbs olive oil or grape seed oil

Add 1 package of  quinoa pasta and stir so that it does not stick.

It will take about 10-15 minutes for the pasta to cook through.

While the past is cooking, cut up 1 onion, 4-5 cloves of garlic and 4-5 cups of broccoli.

Add the onion and garlic to 3-4 Tbs (or more) of olive oil or butter. Sautee until soft and clear.

Add the broccoli and 1 tsp Himalayan Crystal salts, and sautee for only a few minutes.  Keep it crunchy.

Drain the pasta and rinse.

Pour the broccoli mixture over the pasta and mix.

Serve with Romano cheese and your favorite side salad.