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Quinoa with Snap Peas and Mint

Posted by on May 29, 2012

I’m a big fan of quinoa because it reminds me of pasta but it’s actually a seed so it’s healthier. You can basically treat it as you would any small pasta and it works, although my favorites are either mushroom-based or citrus-based. When I saw these beautiful snap peas at the farmers market, it seemed like a natural fit for a healthy Sunday lunch.

Quinoa with Snap Peas and Mint

1 cup quinoa

2 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock or water)

1/2 cup white wine

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

1 onion, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1.5 cups snap peas

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon mint, chopped

Saute the onion and garlic in a little extra virgin olive oil until they soften. Season with salt. Add the quinoa and allow to toast for a minute. Add the chicken stock and wine and let cook until the quinoa softens. Add the vinegar, lemon juice and zest, and honey and stir through. Add the snap peas and cook for the final minute. Top with the mint and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil when you serve it.

5 Responses to Quinoa with Snap Peas and Mint

  1. Leslie Chapman

    Looks very healthy and delcious :)

  2. pinkpolkadotfood

    I have never eaten quinoa before! Blushes! This really looks lovely and healthy!

  3. pinkpolkadotfood

    The pic is beautiful!

  4. gp

    I love my quinoa ( and all things green) ! I’ve been eating it all weekend, cant wait to try this recipe.

  5. wendy@chezchloe

    We eat a lot of quinoa but I ALWAYS make it the same way… like tabouli- cucs, tomatoes, feta. Even have some in my fridge right now!
    This looks good with the white wine, honey, snap pea base. I’ll definitely try it.