Quinoa Caviar

Quinoa Caviar Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Patti Smith

By
@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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

How to Make Quinoa Caviar

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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Quinoa Caviar