Nutty Pea & Quinoa Bowl


This is one of the most tastiest dishes I have ever made. It's quite surprising just how delicious this meal is because by reading the recipe you don't expect it to be so tasty. It is meat free, so perfect for vegetarians or anyone who wishes to have a meat free day. I would strongly advise everyone else to try this dish. It is so tasty you won't miss meat, pasta, rice or potatoes. If you are trying to ease your way into healthy home cooked meals, this is a great place to start. I make it at least once every two weeks. It's quite easy and quick to make. We found this recipe at Deliciously Ella.
 

INGREDIENTS:

240 grams of quinoa
500 grams of frozen peas
150 grams of almonds
8 tablespoons of olive oil or sesame oil if you have it
4 cloves of garlic
a large pinch of chilli flakes to taste
200 grams of kale
2 courgettes
2 tablespoons of tamari
juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper


METHOD:

Start by cooking the quinoa – you want about double the amount of boiling water to quinoa and let it boil for about 12-15 minutes.

While that cooks, toast the almonds in a large frying pan with 1 tablespoon of tamari. Let the heat until they start to brown and slightly catch. Put to one side.

In the same pan (but without the almonds) add 4 tablespoons of olive oil, crushed garlic and chilli flakes. Start to heat this, once it’s bubbling add the chopped kale and courgette. Sauté everything until cooked, which should take about 5-10 minutes, then take off the heat.

Place the peas in a pan with cold water, bring them to the boil and then drain them. Add half the peas to a food processor with 4 tablespoons of olive oil, juice of 1 lime, some salt and pepper to taste and blend to a puree.

Add the other half of the peas, the courgette, kale, 1 tablespoon of tamari and a little olive oil into the quinoa and stir, season to taste.

Serve the quinoa with the pea puree on the side or mix it in to make it extra creamy! Then finally sprinkle the almond over the top of your bowl!