Lemon Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Quinoa

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For a quick, healthy and filling dinner last week, I made some minor adjustments to a Martha Stewart recipe I found.  I usually roast them–which is delicious–but I was in the mood to try something new.

Lemon Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Quinoa

  • 1 lb. brussels sprouts, shredded (thinly slice by hand, or food processor)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • EVOO (Misto)
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • 1/2 t. onion powder
  • 1/2 t. ground black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 c. cooked quinoa (2 servings)

With a bit of EVOO, sauté the brussels sprouts, bell pepper, onion powder, pepper and salt until the brussels sprouts turn a bright green and are “crisp-tender” (about 10 minutes over med/high heat).

Remove from heat, add lemon juice and quinoa, and stir together.  Makes 2 big dinner servings.

 MIWFY:  This is a vegan recipe and does not contain gluten.

A few side notes about quinoa (source):

  • Although treated as one, quinoa is not a grain.  It is part of the spinach, swiss chard and beet family.
  • Nutrient dense and gluten-free
  • A complete protein source
  • Higher in heart-healthy fats than other grains
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Good source of calcium, folate, copper and phosphorus
  • Good source of concentrated antioxidant phytonutrients

What I love best about quinoa is that it’s so easy to prepare!  It take no more than 15 minutes, start to finish.

Basic Preparation of Quinoa

  • Combine 1 part quinoa to 2 parts water/broth in a saucepan
  • Bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat to simmer for 12-15 minutes, covered

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Looks delicious! I never liked brussel sprouts until very recently, so I’m still a total newbie at preparing them. I’ll have to try them sautéed like this.

  2. says

    I know quinoa is not a grain and all but I just can’t bring myself to buy it and try it. We’ll have to experiment with it together sometime. I remember trying it at Whole Foods with you and not really loving it but maybe it’s just how they made it that I didn’t like.

  3. Tara says

    LOVE this! Only thing missing for me is shallot or onions to sautee w/the BS!

    Just came across your blog, and I love all your recipes!

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