18 October 2011

No Meat Zone Recipes: Lemon Coconut Quinoa with Ginger Hummus


A nice combination of pretty, red quinoa and brown rice. A side dollop of ginger hummus. Now that’s what I call a fabulous dish. Wouldn’t ya say so yourself?


It’s pretty, isn’t it? Kinda reminds me of confetti. But without the whole party. Well, it’s a party in my kitchen if that counts. Does it? Well, either way I had my own lil’ party making it. And I’m sure you will too.

Lemon Coconut Quinoa with Ginger Hummus
Gluten-Free and Vegan
Serves 2

Ingredients
  • 1 cup red quinoa, cooked and cooled
  • 1 cup brown rice, cooked and cooled
  • Juice of 1 fresh lemon
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed
  • 2 cups chickpeas, cooked
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp. black sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
Directions
  1. In a large serving bowl, combine cooked quinoa and brown rice. Add lemon juice, zest, coconut flakes, dill, tomato and onion; gently toss to combine. Set aside.
  2. In a separate small bowl, combine mashed avocado, chickpeas, vinegar, cinnamon, sea salt and ginger. Using an electric mixer, whip mixture until it forms stiff peaks. Add sesame seeds; mix well to combine.
  3. Serve quinoa mixture at room temperature with a side dollop of ginger hummus.
  4. Enjoy.

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP | @TheHealthyApple
Amie is a Manhattan-based culinary marketing consultant, recipe developer and food writer specializing in gluten free, soy-free and dairy free culinary nutrition. Amie is also the publisher and marketing director of the online gluten-free magazine Easy Eats. Follow Amie at The Healthy Apple and on Facebook.

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