With Quinoa with Roasted Broccoli
Most people ask me why they should eat quinoa… well here iswhy:
Quinoa is an ancient grain that comes in yellow (most common), grey, orange, green, and red. Though technically a seed, Quinoa is classified as a whole grain and is a great source of plant protein and fiber. One cup cooked provides about 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. Unlike some plant proteins, quinoa is a complete protein, meaning that it contains all nine essential amino acids that our bodies cannot make on their own. Quinoa is also naturally gluten-free and can be eaten safely if one has gluten intolerance such as celiac disease. It is rich In: Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Folate, Thiamine. It is commonly used as a substitute for rice or other grains in dishes or added to salads. Quinoa is a great way to add variety to the grains you are eating. Not eating enough variety can cause you to lose some of your gut bacteria diversity which can cause gastrointestinal problems later on.
- Time: 40 minutes
- Servings: 4
- 4 pc. Wild Caught Salmon
- 2 Tbsp. Seafood Spectacular Seasoning (I get mine at Home Goods)
- 4 Tbsp. Apricot Garlic Spread (or just minced garlic with olive oil)
- 2 Heads Broccoli, chopped into pieces
- 2 cups Quinoa, rinsed
- 3 cups bone broth (I used chicken)
- ½ white onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
- 4 Tbsp. avocado oil
- *Parchment Paper
Preheat Ovento 425 F.
For theQuinoa: In a medium pot over high, heat avocado oil. Sauté’ the quinoa in theoil for 2 minutes to bring out a nutty flavor, careful to keep stirring so itdoesn’t burn. Add the 3 cups of bone broth and bring it to a boil. Reduce to asimmer for about 20 minutes until all the water is cooked off and it is lightand fluffy. Set Aside. In a separate frying pan, sauté onion, garlic, and mushroomin 2 Tbsp. avocado oil. When vegetables are soft, add quinoa and sauté foranother 5 minutes.
For theBroccoli: Cut or break broccoli into equal pieces. Place on parchment paper ona baking sheet, drizzle with 2 Tbsp. avocado oil and salt and pepper to taste.Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until roasted to your liking.
For theSalmon: Spread garlic butter on the salmon (I got an apricot garlic butter fromthe farmer’s market that was amazing), then sprinkle with seafood spectacularseasoning. Grill for 5-7 minutes on the hot grill until your start to see whitecoming out.
Combine everything on a bowl or plate and enjoy!