Quinoa Caviar Recipe

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Quinoa Caviar

Patti Smith

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@webdolly

Eggplant and quinoa, healthy and tasty. I found this recipe on a Quinoa website. If you haven't tried quinoa yet, it is really a seed more than a grain, but it is high in protein, and complete with amino acids, etc. It is a little different at first, but easy to get used to, and so good for you.


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Serves:
10 or more
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

1
purple eggplant, firm and unbruised
3 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1
onion, minced
1 c
quinoa
2 c
water
pinch
salt
1/2 c
fresh herb (like flat-leaf parsley, cilantro, chives or mint) chopped
2 Tbsp
miso paste or soy sauce
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
dash(es)
hot sauce to taste

Step-By-Step

1Roast the eggplant: Cut in half lengthwise, drizzle with 2 Tbs. of olive oil, and bake at 425F until white flesh is lightly browned and tender, about 30 minutes.
2Saute onions in last Tbs. of olive oil until soft. Stir in the quinoa and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
3Add water and salt, then bring to a boil.
4Cover the pan, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
5Remove pan from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.
6Remove lid, let cool, and fluff quinoa with fork.
7Puree the eggplant with herbs, miso, and lemon juice. Add to quinoa.
8Add hot sauce and adjust seasoning. Garnish with remaining herbs.
9Serve on toast points or fancy crackers just like Caviar.

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