Last week Eric invented my new favorite dinner (also an amazing leftover lunch). I never would've guessed how great the combination of quinoa and tomato sauce is, but I guess that must be why people love Mama Pea's Zucchini Quinoa Lasagna, which I still need to try.
As you probably know, Eric is the real cook in our house. If I am interested in a recipe at all, it means it probably has no more than 5 ingredients and the less steps involved the better. Eric adds spice this, ingredient that... I like as simple as possible. This recipe is much more representative of my style of cooking than his and that's why I decided it was blog worthy. After all, who doesn't appreciate an easy, quick recipe? But if you are in the mood for a more complicated recipe, I highly recommend Eric's Sweet Potato Risotto!
I'll call this Eric's Amazing Turkey Quinoa Delight
*Vegetarians Note: I took this for lunch without any turkey and it was still amazing and filling, so the turkey is definitely not a necessity in my mind
Ingredients: ground turkey, quinoa, eggplant (+ any other veggies you want), tomato sauce, olive oil
1. Cook quinoa according to package directions (1 cup quinoa to 2 cups water, boil and simmer until water is gone). Eric likes to boil quinoa in chicken broth which I do agree really adds something.
2. Cut eggplant and roast in the oven on 400 for about 15-20 minutes. Eric also "seasons" the eggplant. Do whatever you want here, this is why I'm not the cook.
3. Saute ground turkey in tomato sauce on the stove until fully cooked.
4. Mix all together, and enjoy :)
Oh, I forgot to mention, this is a super ugly meal... but that will not affect the taste at all, I promise!
What is your favorite quinoa dish?