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Sauteed Broccoli & Lemon Quinoa

Ingredients

  • 8 cloves of garlic, divided
  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • 2 lemons, juiced and 1 zested
  • 1/3 cup roasted almonds, chopped
  • 4 cups of water
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups of quinoa
  • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

Directions

Prep: 1. Cut 2 garlic cloves in half. 2. Cut broccoli into florets. 3. Juice 2 lemons and zest 1. 4. Chop almonds. Make: 1. In a medium size pot bring the water to boil; add halved garlic and salt. 2, Once water is boiling, add quinoa, lower temperature to medium, and cook for about 18-22 minutes. 3. Heat up a sauté pan, add extra virgin olive oil and broccoli. Cook for 2 minutes. 4. Add rest of garlic, salt and pepper and cook 1 minute more. 5. Add cherry tomatoes, lemon juice and zest. Toss vegetables around. 6. Once tomatoes look like they are going to burst, remove from stove, add butter, and toss. 7. Fluff quinoa with a fork, drizzle with olive oil, add salt and pepper to taste. 8. Serve cooked quinoa topped with the sautéed broccoli and chopped roasted almonds.

Notes

Use your favorite type of broccoli: broccolini, broccoli rabe, broccolette or just classic broccoli! Also feel free to toss in your favorite nuts. We love pine nuts!

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