Quinoa – The Healthy Alternative to Pasta

Quinoa – The Healthy Alternative to Pasta

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By Nicole Cohen of Sketch42

Quinoa may seem like a grain, but it is really more closely related to vegetables like beets or spinach!  It’s delicious and nutritious alternative to a pasta salad, and it’s perfect for passover because its hearty like a grain. It tastes great cold and tossed with tons of veggies!

To make the Quinoa:

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa

1 1/2 cups cold water

1/2 tsp salt

Cooking Directions:

Soak the quinoa first for 15 min – 1/2 hour in it’s cooking pot. Soaking loosens up the outer coating of saponin, which can give a bitter taste if not removed.

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