Pineapple Basil Quinoa Recipe

Try this protein- and fiber-packed Pineapple Basil Quinoa recipe.

| May/June 2014

  • Pineapple for the Pineapple Basil Quinoa recipe
    Pineapple and basil give this quinoa recipe a tasty and unique flavor.
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  • Pineapple for the Pineapple Basil Quinoa recipe

The combination of pineapple and basil gives this whole-grain side dish a unique flavor. Quinoa only takes about 15 minutes to cook, making it the ultimate protein-, fiber- and nutrient-rich fast food. Learn more about the uses and health benefits of basil in Growing Basil: From Harvesting to Using.

Pineapple Basil Quinoa Recipe

• 1 cup quinoa
• 1 1/2  cups water
• 2 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
• 1 large handful fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
• 3/4 cup finely diced fresh pineapple
• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1. Combine quinoa, water and 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a medium pot. Bring to a boil.



2. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until water is absorbed and quinoa is totally soft (not al dente).

3. In a mixing bowl, toss together cooked quinoa, remaining coconut oil, basil, pineapple and salt until combined. Serve immediately. Serves 4.



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