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Apr 23rd

Sicilian Quinoa Power Food

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Sicilian Quinoa Power Food

Sicilian Quinoa Power Food


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 – 3/4 lemon, squeezed
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup buffalo mozzarella
  • salt and fresh pepper, to taste
  • 4 oz fresh basil
  • 1/4 of bread crumb




Fill a medium pot with water, add quinoa and salt to taste and bring to a boil. When the water boils, reduce heat to low and coversimmer covered 15 minutes. Remove from heat and keep covered an additional 5 minutes without lifting the lid; then fluffwith a fork and set aside in a large mixing bowl to cool. While the quinoa cools, dice all the vegetables. Add the red onion, basil, ½  cup buffalo mozzarella ,and tomatoes to the cooled quinoa, and squeeze 1/2 lemon over it.  

Take mixture and place in an 8X8 glass container. Top mixture with remaining ½ cup of buffalo mozzarella and bread crumb. Cook in over at 350F for 15-20 minutes. Serve with fresh fish or a nice steak and enjoy!

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