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Simple Quinoa and Vegetables


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  • 1 c quinoa
  • 2 c water
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1 zucchini
  • 8 spears of fresh asparagus
  • 1 T rice wine vinegar
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 t fresh thyme, leaves removed from stem
  • black pepper to taste


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Step 1

Place water in a small covered saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add quinoa and stir. Reduce heat to a simmer and replace lid. Simmer for 11-12 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Using a "Y" shaped peeler, peel the carrots and zucchini into strips. Snap the woody ends off the asparagus. Cut the asparagus into 2-inch sections. Steam the vegetables for 3-4 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the vinaigrette. Place the vinegar and thyme in a small bowl, then whisk in the oil. Once the quinoa is cooked, fluff it with a fork.
Place 1/2 cup of quinoa on each plate. Arrange a quarter of the vegetables over the quinoa and top with about 2 teaspoons of the vinaigrette.


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