A Twist on Carrots and Quinoa

A Twist on Carrots and Quinoa with Pine Nuts, Currants, Fresh Herbs

A Twist on Carrots and Quinoa

Spiraled Carrots, Black Quinoa
Pine Nuts, Currants, Parsley, Mint, Chives
Lemon Juice, Olive Oil

Here’s a healthy side dish, perfect for the Autumn Holidays. Black quinoa and orange spiralized carrot make a striking presentation. Toasted pine nuts and plumped currants plus lots of fresh herbs all tossed with lemon juice olive oil simply seasoned with salt and pepper – it’s earthy, nutty, sweet, bright, colorful, fresh, and herbal. Serve it along side the creamy mashed potatoes and buttery stuffing as a vegan, whole grain, gluten-free, high fiber, guilt-free counter-balance to the holiday favorites.

A Twist on Carrots and Quinoa Recipe


A Twist on Carrots and Quinoa with Pine Nuts, Currants, Fresh Herbs
Ingredients:

  • spiralized carrots
  • black quinoa, cooked
  • pine nuts, toasted
  • dried currants, plumped in hot water for 10 minutes, drained
  • mint, chopped
  • parsley, chopped
  • chives, snipped
  • lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper

A Twist on Carrots and Quinoa with Pine Nuts, Currants, Fresh Herbs
This is a recipe with no exact measurements. Cook carrots in boiling water for one minute, then drain in a colander. Mix carrots with quinoa. Season with equal parts olive oil and lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Toss the mixture with pine nuts, currants, fresh herbs.

A Twist on Carrots and Quinoa with Pine Nuts, Currants, Fresh Herbs

For a fun presentation, fit the entire mixture into a deep bowl and press down with the back of a large spoon. Invert the bowl onto a serving plate, garnish with fresh herbs.

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