Crunchy Quinoa Recipe - Daily Dish Recipe #3408

Recipe

Crunchy Quinoa

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Crunchy Quinoa

Saucy quinoa, lentils and Swiss chard, topped with hard cheese and crunchy flaked almonds.




Ingredients to serve 2

  • ½ cup x quinoa – rinse
  • ¼ cup x lentils – rinse
  • 2 cups x boiling water (for the quinoa & lentils)
  • 2 tbsp x harissa
  • 2 tbsp x flaked almonds
  • 100g x Swiss chard – remove stalks & slice (1cm)
  • 40g x hard cheese – shave with potato peeler
  • ½ x lemon
  • salt & pepper (from your pantry)

Ingredients to serve 4

  • 1 cup x quinoa – rinse
  • ½ cup x lentils – rinse
  • 4 cups x boiling water (for the quinoa & lentils)
  • 4 tbsp x harissa
  • 4 tbsp x flaked almonds
  • 200g x Swiss chard – remove stalks & slice (1cm)
  • 80g x hard cheese – shave with potato peeler
  • 1 x lemon
  • salt & pepper (from your pantry)

Method

Step 1

Preparation: Boil the kettle. Prepare all ingredients as indicated above.

Step 2

Lemon: Using the fine side of a box grater, grate the peel to create zest. Then cut into wedges.

Step 3

Quinoa & lentils: Place a pot on medium-high heat and add the quinoa and lentils with boiling water (see quantity above, no salt). Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer (gently boil) for 15-20 minutes, until the quinoa is cooked, and the lentils are tender. Drain excess water, add the harissa and mix through. Season with a pinch of salt.

Step 4

Flaked almonds: Place a dry pan on medium-high heat. Add the flaked almonds and toast for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned. Shake the pan often so that they don’t burn. Remove and set aside.

Step 5

Swiss chard: Using the same pan on medium-high heat, wilt the Swiss chard with a little splash of water for 1 minute. Add to the lentils and quinoa and mix through.Using the same pan on medium-high heat, wilt the Swiss chard with a little splash of water for 1 minute. Add to the lentils and quinoa and mix through.

Step 6

Serve the lentils and quinoa topped with hard cheese shavings, lemon zest and flaked almonds. Serve the lemon wedges on the side.