Mediterranean Quinoa

Mediterranean Quinoa

2 cups water
1 cup quinoa
1 medium onion, very thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
10 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (to taste)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Handful fresh basil leaves, chopped
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Add water, quinoa, onion, garlic, cherry tomatoes, salt, red pepper flakes, olive oil and ¾ of the basil leaves to pot, stir and bring uncovered pot to a boil. Turn heat down to lowest setting, cover and gently simmer for 15 minutes.

Remove pot from burner and let stand covered for 5 minutes. Gently fluff with a fork. The cooking water should be completely absorbed. Sprinkle with remaining chopped basil and Parmesan cheese. Eat immediately. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition information per serving: 232 calories, 9 grams protein, 7 grams fat, 32 grams carbohydrate, 684 mg sodium.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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