Takos Tou Tpitn Ue Quinoa Opa! Recipe

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Takos Tou Tpitn ue Quinoa Opa!

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@Celestina9000

A little Greek-inspired taco recipe I threw together and served recently for Taco Tuesday (aka Takos Tuesday-the 's' is silent.) I had thought of adding some Greek olives as part of the garnishes but I forgot!


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Serves:

4 (approximately)

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 c
quinoa, rinsed and drained (golden or tri-colored quinoa)
2 Tbsp
olive oil, or more if needed
1/2 tsp
dried greek oregano
1
bay leaf (fresh if possible!)
ground allspice (a very small pinch!)
2 c
tomato broth (i make my own by pureeing one small tomato such as roma, strain, then dilute with water)
black pepper, to taste
taco shells (corn or flour-although we tried the tacos with crispy flour tortillas this time around)

GARNISHES:

homemade tzatziki (which contained dill instead of the more common mint)
baby spinach or similar greens
feta, myzithra or kefalotyri cheese (crumbled/grated)
sliced hot peppers or hot sauce
grape tomatoes, sliced
2 Tbsp
pine nuts, lightly toasted (or walnuts if you just don't want to pay the price for pine nuts)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a sauce pan, pour the olive oil and heat on *medium* heat but no higher! Add the rinsed and drained quinoa, sauteeing for about 5 minutes. Add the oregano, bay leaf and allspice. Sautè another 1 minute. Pour in the tomato broth; season with black pepper. Cover the pan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and cook for approximately 15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Removed from heat and keep covered.
2
Meanwhile, prepare your garnishes and arrange on a serving platter. Lightly fry or steam the tortillas.
3
To serve: Spoon some of the cooked quinoa into a taco shell. Add the garnishes of choice. Enjoy! Yasou!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Greek
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy