Sunday, September 1, 2013

Quinoa Recipe from AARP

It's a telling sign of my age that I actually find myself browsing through the AARP magazine.  This recipe came from an article in the August/September 2013 issue about former President Bill Clinton's new vegan diet.  I've been experimenting with quinoa lately as part of my on-going search for foods with a lower glycemic index, so I gave it a try . . . It.  Was.  Fantastic!!!  You MUST try this!  My husband gave it his very persnickety stamp of approval.  What else could you possibly need to know?

This recipe is adapted from Rhys Rosenblum, executive chef, Restaurant Associates.
Serves 4

1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable stock or water (I used chicken stock)
½ cup hothouse cucumber, diced
½ cup tomato, diced
2 tablespoons, red onion, diced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon chopped jalapeño
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1.  Cook the quinoa according to package directions, using stock or water.  Let cool completely.

2.  In a large bowl, combine the quinoa with the remaining ingredients.  Toss to mix thoroughly.  Serve chilled.

Nutrients per serving:  268 calories, 6g protein, 34g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 13g fat (2g saturated fat). 0mg cholesterol, 483mg sodium.




I love quinoa, I eat it instead of rice, so not to gain weight. You look lovely in your new photo too! I will try your récipe, my friend. Thank you for your kind and sweet visit. (My daughter's HOLA is the Ecuadorian version, as now some Latin countries have their own as well) I do buy Hola the Spanish version to know about the Royals, lol.. Myabe you should get the subscription directly from Spain, as I get some American magazines..on the mail! Big hugs,

Laurie Ritchey said...

I've never had quinoa! I've read about it a lot lately, and I do need to try it. This looks like a good recipe to start with. Thank you for sharing it. laurie

Nicki said...

I had to google quinoa - such a sheltered life I've lived. This looks good and I'm game for getting good, healthy recipes from wherever and AARP is as good as anywhere.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Ha! I'm into quinoa big time--love,love, love it! Because my husband's reaction would be very similar to your husband's, I eat it out. If you have a First Watch near you, you MUST try their quinoa dish--with chicken, lemon, and a wonderful dressing. I bought the tri-color at Whole Foods, but...refer to sentence number two...:)

It's such a good food for us--good for you for trying it!

PS - Thanks for visiting and commenting on my hydrangeas. I think mine are Peegee hydrangeas, but I recently bought an Endless Summer, and I'm praying that it'll survive the winter. I think you could still plant one now. ~Zuni


Thanks for coming my sweet Maria! I love your quinoa recipe and I'm trying it soon. I will tell you about it! Have a nice weekend and a happy Fall too.

The Tablescaper said...

This sounds great and easy. I love quinoa and eat it out,but have never made it at home. I'll give it a try.

- The Tablescaper

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I will surely have to give this a try it looks like a great recipe, always like to try something new...I am your newest follower...Phyllis

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Maria, I have never eaten quinoa, although there is a package of it in my pantry because my two 20-something, health conscious kids love it. I will try it on your recommendation, leaving out the onions as I am so allergic and any health benefits of the grain will be instantly negated! Thanks for the idea! We need another post from you! Linda

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Well if the hubby gives it a thumbs up, I will have to give it a try I have never had quinoa before, I have to say it does look delicious and thats two thumbs up looks good and hubby likes, I'm in...thanks for sharing the cool recipe, I will give it a shot...Phyllis


Oh sweet Maria, thank you so much for your kind and wonderful comment on my Victoria's FC. I will explain some sweets and pastries what they're made of sometime. I have the second part up if you'd like to check it out! I had no time to take to many pics cause Aejandro had me 'prohibido!!'
Big hugs,