Vegetarian dish makes a delicious and healthy meal.

Vegetarian dish makes a delicious and healthy meal.

-Handjem Retrievers

 

This came in from the Handjem Iron Chef. It’s a remix of one of the NYT. Guess which Chef made this. We made it last night and it is fabulous main course with a tossed salad.

 

 

 

Beets, Spiced Quinoa and Yogurt

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Far Out Feather Dust
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 cups cooked Quinoa - red or any other
  • 5 to 6 roasted beets - one kind or mix them up, red, golden, striped, peeled and sliced
  • Sea salt and ground pepper if you’d like - we omitted salt to see how it tasted without
  • Topping
  • 1 cup drained yogurt - let it sit in a fine strainer for 30 minutes
  • 2 cloves garlic mashed into a paste
  • 1/4 cup walnuts or pecans - optional
  • Drain yogurt, and crush and mash garlic cloves. Add garlic paste to the drained yogurt and add a dash of sea salt.
  • Remove quinoa and beets from the oven and place dollops of the yogurt on top.
  • Sprinkle nuts over the dish and serve.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Oil a 2 quart baking dish or gratin. In medium sauce pan heat 2 tablespoon oil and add the spices. When they sizzle, add the cooked quinoa.
  3. Stir together for a minute and remove from heat. Taste and adjust salt and seasoning to your taste buds liking.
  4. Transfer to the baking dish and spread in an even layer.
  5. Arrange sliced beets over the quinoa.
  6. Drizzle remaining olive oil over beets, cover and place in oven for 20 minutes or until hot.
  7. Drain yogurt in a fine strainer for 20 minutes. Make topping above.
  8. Topping
  9. 1 cup drained yogurt - let it sit in a fine strainer for 30 minutes
  10. 2 cloves garlic mashed into a paste
  11. 1/4 cup walnuts or pecans - optional
  12. 3. Drain yogurt, and crush and mash garlic cloves. Add garlic paste to the drained yogurt and add a dash of sea salt.
  13. Remove quinoa and beets from the oven and place dollops of the yogurt on top.
  14. Sprinkle nuts over the dish and serve.
  15. Be ready for compliments!!!!
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