Quinoa is the perfect canvas for any recipe. You can add flavors from any culture, any sort of ingredients and have it be delicious, cohesive, and filling. This was my first time trying fava beans and I loved how their meaty texture matched the sundried tomatoes and olives. This has quickly become a new favorite potluck dish.
Italian Quinoa With Fava Beans
Ingredients(Makes 3-4 servings):
- 1 dry cup quinoa, rinsed
- 1/4 cup diced black olives
- 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes packed in olive oil, drained
- 1 can fava beans, drained
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Cook the quinoa in 2 cups of water until all the liquid has been absorbed. Add more water if need be.
Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix while fluffing the quinoa. Serve hot or cold.
Am I wrong to think you must serve this with a nice chianti? You can skip the liver though.