Quinoa with Kale, Squash and Walnuts

Posted on November 8, 2012 · Posted in My Bulk Recipes, Recipes, Salads

Quinoa with Kale, Squash and Walnuts recipe using bulk ingredients from WinCo Foods.Recipe Submitted by: Linda W.

Ingredients:
1 cup WinCo BULK quinoa
2 cup broth or water
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 medium red onion, sliced
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 cup hard squash (you choose your favorite), cubed in a 3/4″ dice
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup kale leaves, washed and hard stems removed, coarsely torn
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup WinCo BULK walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped

Recipe Instructions:
In a saucepan, combine the quinoa and broth or water to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until the water has been absorbed (approximately 20 minutes). Remove from heat and fluff with fork.

Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat. When hot, add onion and caramelize (approximately 10 minutes). When nice and golden, add garlic, squash and wine. Cover and cook until squash is fork tender. Uncover and add kale and lemon juice. Cook until liquid is evaporated and kale is wilted and bright green. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Add kale mixture and walnuts to quinoa and stir to mix.

Variations:
• Use orange juice instead of lemon juice • Try any BULK nut – cashews, pine nuts, pecans. Pepitas too.
• Stir in BULK dried fruit – cranberries and golden raisins sound particularly good.
• Embrace other leafy greens! Spinach, chard!

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