If you have been around here long at all, you know that I really, really love garlic. I love it raw, roasted and lightly baked. In fact, there are very few dishes that I think wouldn’t benefit from the addition of a little garlic. (Ok, maybe not breakfast dishes unless you are like me and often eat salad for breakfast.)
So, as I was reading Thrive Foods (which is a must have cookbook and nutrition guide) and saw a simple recipe for roasted garlic quinoa, I began to feel a little giddy inside.
I’ve roasted garlic to make with quinoa before, but never in a ultra healthy simple way that is just perfect for week night cooking.
Now don’t let the time it takes you to roast garlic throw you off. You’ve heard me say how I always cook quinoa, black beans and garbanzos in bulk once a week. Now I’m adding roasting garlic to my task list. It is a perfect addition to not only quinoa dishes, but its also great in home made salad dressings, in hummus, on pizzas…. I could go on and on.
Now, this is a simple dish. Very simple in fact – especially for me. (Though I did add in a little onion and pepper from the original). So, if you are in the mood for something a bit more exciting, this is a great place to experiment. Add in some black beans, cilantro and avocado. Or, how about chick peas and a little curry powder. Have fun!
Adapted from Thrive Foods