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090917 – broccoli quinoa
090917, 11:39 pm
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dobule broccoli

This was really easy, and nice because i had some broccoli pesto already made up to use in it, but I am not making it again.  It was not that good.  I was surprised.   I really like broccoli, and i usually like Heidi’s recipes.  This was just a little too plain.  Even with the bells and whistles (avocado, feta, and slivered almonds).   While mixing it all together, i taste tested and immediately tried to season it back to life.  No avail.

  • 4 C fresh broccoli florets
  • 2/3 C broccoli rabe pesto
  • 1/3 C buttermilk
  • 1 C quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/3 C slivered almonds
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • slice of feta cheese
  • Salt + Pepper to taste
  1. Cook quinoa: combine quinoa and 3 C water in a medium saucepan and bring to boil.  Simmer 15 min, remove from heat, drain excess water and set aside.
  2. Steam 4 C broccoli until just barely cooked.
  3. Heat pesto and stir in buttermilk to give a creamier consistency (use heavy cream if you prefer).
  4. Stir together quinoa, broccoli, and pesto in a large bowl/ serving dish.  season with salt and pepper and serve garnished with almonds, feta, and avocado.

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