|Brown Lentil Quinoa Vegetable Casserole|
I've been aware of this unique and lesser known "grain" for some time, but it wasn't until I was served a quinoa salad recently, that I have come to fully appreciate its qualities and flavor. Since that first dish I've tasted several more delicious concoctions and loved them all.
Some of the ways I enjoy quinoa is as a breakfast dish, warm with chopped apples, dried cranberries and a dash of cinnamon. Or a side salad, mixed with fresh chopped cherry tomatoes, raw red and yellow peppers, parsley, cilantro, and something sweet like raisins or dried chopped apricots. Also as a hearty dinner entree like the dish above- Brown Lentil Quinoa Vegetable Casserole.
And, maybe best of all, quinoa is high in protein and vitamins. What's not to like? For a large selection of quinoa recipes to try check out the Savvy Vegetarian.