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Recipe: Quinoa Quiche con Sabor Latino
In this dish, we paired the high-protein quinoa with traditional Latin flavors and more veggies. Everything is good about this meal!
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Ingredients

1-12 ounce box quinoa
1 tablespoon canola oil
½ cup Spanish onion, diced
½ cup green, yellow or red bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-4 ounce can diced tomato and green chilies
2 ½ cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth or water
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼  teaspoon salt
½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
½ cup chopped scallions
Juice of half a lime
1 cup Italian blend cheeses, shredded

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Step 1

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add bell peppers and garlic; stir for another 30 seconds.  Add diced tomatoes and stir until warm, about 1 minute.

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Step 2

Add the quinoa, vegetable broth, cumin and salt. Mix well and bring to a boil.

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Step 3

Reduce heat to a gentle simmer, cover and cook until the quinoa is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Step 4

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Add parsley, cilantro, scallions, lime juice and shredded cheese to the quinoa; mix gently.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Step 5

Transfer quinoa mixture to a pie plate and press down gently.  Place in oven for 10 minutes until cheese is melted and top is lightly browned.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Step 6

Let cool for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

Recipe: Quinoa Quiche con Sabor Latino

In this dish, we paired the high-protein quinoa with traditional Latin flavors and more veggies. Everything is good about this meal!

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