Gluten-free, low in carbohydrates, rich in magnesium, phosphorus and iron: we are talking about quinoa, a seed that behaves like a cereal and offers super nutritional properties and great versatility in cooking. But how can we actually cook quinoa? How can this super food be used in various recipes? Here is a selction of ideas for cooking with quinoa.
QUINOA AS A FIRST COURSE
The most common way to cook it is to treat it like a cereal, such as spelt or rice, and use it to make hot and cold first courses with vegetables or fish. There are many recipes available but if you want a super dish made from this super food, try it with salmon and dried fruit: a concentration of healthy fats and flavour. For a cold first course, try this recipe with feta cheese and sweet peppers.
For sufferers of gluten intolerance or those who like lighter flour types, watch your supermarket shelves carefully: quinoa flour is now available and makes a perfect ingredient for oven baked recipes.
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