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Quinoa Couscous

The night before my birthday, my husband and I went to our friend Leisha and Nina’s house for a wonderful family dinner. Even their dog Hero (pictured above) joined us. Leisha made Quinoa Couscous, Red Cabbage, Apple, Carrot and Ginger slaw as well as this amazing thick Beet Soup. Everything was so insanely yummy! Definitely Superhero fare. So I just wanted to give a big thank you to Leisha and Nina for having us over, and share with everyone just how easy it is to make some really delicious superhero recipes. Hope you enjoy as much as I did!

15 min cook | 4 servings | 15 min prep

Diet Categories:
  • Flirt


  • quinoa 1 cup
  • water 2 cup
  • fresh basil 0.5 cup
  • fresh parsley 0.25 cup
  • raisins 0.5 cup
  • chickpeas
  • drained 0.5 cup
  • toasted almonds 0.5 cup
  • olive oil 1 tbsp


  1. In a saucepan
  2. pour in 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of water.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce to a simmer
  5. cover and cook until all the water is absorbed (about 10-15 minutes).

  6. Remove and put in a bowl.

  7. Chop the basil and parsley
  8. and mix into the quinoa.

  9. Toss in the raisins
  10. chickpeas
  11. almonds
  12. and olive oil.

  13. Salt and pepper to taste.