Pistachio and Sweet Potato Quinoa

So satisfying.
So satisfying.

I do not know how to pronounce “quinoa”.

I have never eaten or cooked with quinoa before this week.  I decided to splurge and take a chance and buy it.  Next, I had to figure out how to cook it, and what to make with it.  Since I had read somewhere that quinoa has a slightly nutty-flavour, I had a wonderful idea–how about putting sweet potatoes and maybe even some kind of nut with it?

Turns out my idea was not all that original.  I decided to follow this recipe just to get an idea of the flavour of quinoa, without getting too adventurous at first.  Of course I could not resist changing it just a little.  I thought rosemary would fit in with the “nutty” flavouring better than coriander, cumin, and cilantro.  It was delicious!

I think I will have fun inventing my own quinoa and sweet potato concoction in the coming weeks.

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70 thoughts on “Pistachio and Sweet Potato Quinoa

      1. No not at all, we just love hearing people’s stories on how they live a healthy lifestyle by eating well and things like that.

    1. Oo, I haven’t heard that pronunciation variant yet! I think I like it better; it is a little closer to the spelling of the word, so I am more likely to remember it. I hope you like the recipe–but how could you go wrong with quinoa, sweet potato, and pistachio?

  1. i absolutely love sweet potatoes, but i had never thought of adding it to quinoa, great idea! and i love the addition of the pistachios, gives it a bit of a salty flavor and adds texture. i believe you made the right choice by adding rosemary as a stand out herb. i think thyme would compliment it well also.
    this is definitely a recipe i want to try out and mix up a bit 🙂
    nice job!

  2. You’ve discovered our secret. 🙂 We peruvians discovered this perfect food – delicious, filled with fiber and nutrients. This recipe looks delicious. You can also make it as a dessert!

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