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Tandoori spiced quinoa
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Tandoori Spiced Quinoa

Legumes, veggies, avocado oil, fresh spices and whole grains – this recipe has it all! This nutrient-dense dish is great for lunch or dinner – or both if you make a large batch. Sprinkle with cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime for added flavor and nutrients.

1 Tbsp avocado oil (or your favorite oil)

1/2 medium sized red onion diced

1 small sweet potato diced

2 cloves garlic chopped finely (most grocery stores have chopped garlic available)

1 jalapeno diced small (remove seeds)

1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger

2 Tbsp garam masala

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (if you like spice)

1 cup dried quinoa

1 3/4 cup low sodium vegetable broth

1 14 oz can organic chickpeas

1 14 oz can diced tomatoes

1 1/2 tsp sugar (use coconut sugar if available)

salt and pepper to taste

chopped cilantro and fresh lime to taste

  1. Preheat a sauté pan or pot to medium heat with oil. Sauté the onion, garlic, sweet potato and jalapeño for approximately 5 minutes.

  2. Add garlic and ginger and toast for approximately 2 minutes.

  3. Add Garam Masala and quinoa and toast for approximately 3 minutes.

  4. Season with salt and pepper. Add the tomatoes, chickpeas and sugar.

  5. Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil.

  6. Reduce the heat to low and cover. Cook for 20 minutes.

  7. Turn the heat off and allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.

  8. Finish with a sprinkle of cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime.

Rajiv Harry is a Health and Wellness expert in Portland. Learn more about Rajiv at Embrace Change

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