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    Heavenly Quinoa With Asparagus (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

    Heavenly Quinoa With Asparagus (Gluten-Free and Vegan). Photo by RSTmom

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    40 mins

    10 mins

    30 mins

    GFBaristaGeek's Note:

    This dish is nourishing soul food for me. The spices make the simple ingredients come alive. My friends say they feel super-human after eating this. You may not have leftovers!

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    Serves: 4


    6 cups

    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Saute 3 cloves of garlic with onion in olive oil in small deep pan until fragrant.
    2. 2
      Add red bell pepper and red pepper flakes briefly.
    3. 3
      Add quinoa and cover with broth.
    4. 4
      Add lots of paprika and turmeric, to taste, with a big pinch of dried basil and salt.
    5. 5
      Cover and let simmer ~ 25 minutes.
    6. 6
      While quinoa cooks, rinse asparagus and break off the woody ends where they snap naturally.
    7. 7
      In separate frying pan, heat oil and begin to saute asparagus.
    8. 8
      About a minute before asparagus reaches desired doneness, add remaining garlic, finishing with it mostly raw (Flash-heat spinach here).
    9. 9
      Serve asparagus cut on top of quinoa and enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 18, 2010


      Heavenly is right: quick, easy, delicious—perfect in the spring when asparagus is in season. Why did I wait so long to try quinoa? We used Imagine Organic No-Chicken Broth and Hungarian paprika, and it was *fabulous*. Even my gun shy 6-year-old ate it up!

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    Nutritional Facts for Heavenly Quinoa With Asparagus (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

    Serving Size: 1 (251 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 302.8
    Calories from Fat 53
    Total Fat 5.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 23.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 51.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.0 g
    Sugars 4.0 g
    Protein 12.7 g

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    vegetable broth

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