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

Directions Step-By-Step

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

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