Quinoa with Basil and Pine Nuts
Feeling engorged from all the Super Bowl parties yesterday? Try this light dish from Alicia Silverstone to start the week off on a good foot!
- 1 cup quinoa
- Pinch of fine sea salt
- 1/2 cup pine nuts or cashews
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 generous handful fresh basil leaves, chopped
Place the quinoa in a strainer and rinse well. Combine the quinoa with 2 cups of water and the salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
While the quinoa cooks, heat the pine nuts in a small dry skillet over medium heat. Toast until the nuts are just starting to turn golden, about 6 to 7 minutes, shaking the pan frequently to prevent burning. Transfer to a serving bowl to cool.
Add the quinoa to the serving bowl with the pine nuts and fluff with a fork. Add the olive oil and basil, stir to combine, and serve.
For more delicious recipes from Alicia Silverstone, check out "The Kind Diet."