Orange-Scented Quinoa (Giada De Laurentis)
1 1/2 cups quinoa
zest of 1 orange
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh orange juice (about one orange)
2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
1 15oz can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
In a medium sauce pan, bring 2 cups of water, the quinoa, orange zest and 1 tsp (or a half) of salt to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until all water has been absorbed, 10-12 min. Fluff with a fork, cover and let sit for 10-12 more min.
In a small, bowl whisk together the olive oil, orange juice, lemon juice, 1tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper until smooth.
Place quinoa in a large serving bowl. Add the dressing, beans and parsley. Toss until coated. Add salt and pepper to taste.
I served mine up with some grilled shrimp and summer squash. This meal screams of summer...just as the beach I just left does.