Quinoa with Toasted Pine Nuts

  • karenfar Posted: 04/29/13
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    Huntington Beach, CA

    I made 1/3 this recipe as a side because it had great reviews. I didn't think it was that good. It went okay with the dinner but flavor just wasn't there. I used onion for the shallot and subbed slivered almonds and that was fine because it gave a nice crunch.

  • TheMomChef Posted: 04/18/13
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    Very, very good. I like how quickly this came together, yet how much flavor it has. It's definitely a fantastic dish to serve when trying to move away from empty carbs. You can read my full review at Taking On Magazines: http://bit.ly/13kE7Mh

  • steponme Posted: 03/26/13
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    Missouri City, TX

    Quinoa is my favorite new side and sometimes main dish. The herbs and pine nuts go nicely in this recipe; great side.

  • dbshade Posted: 03/23/13
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    Really great!! I used dried parsley because I didn't have fresh. That was the only substitution I made. The recipe added a lot of interest to what can be a sort of blah grain. Will definitely make again.

  • christinat123 Posted: 03/23/13
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    This came together quickly and was tasty. Great side for the soy marmalade salmon. I subbed onion for shallots and skipped the herbs.

  • lizlutz Posted: 03/31/13
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    Wouldn't change a thing. This is my favorite quinoa recipe now.

  • meaningfulmiles Posted: 04/06/13
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    My first time making quinoa. Used onion instead of shallots, but it turned out well. Eating grain-free. This will be a staple.

  • BallerinaBri Posted: 05/10/13
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    Awesome and tasty method for cooking quinoa. Very healthful and tasty with a variety of proteins; we made with the orange marmalade and soy-glazed salmon from the same month CL. Loved it!

  • BeckiSue Posted: 03/18/13
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    Outstanding. I didn't even add the fresh herbs at the end. This will be a constant side dish in my household.

  • JulieAB Posted: 05/28/13
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    This is now one our staple quinoa recipes. Delicious!

  • CherylT Posted: 03/18/13
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    My 10-year old daughter and I give this our stamp of approval.

  • meighan71 Posted: 06/04/13
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    This was excellent, and far quicker to make than I thought it would be. I have never been a huge quinoa fan, but I would definitely make this again (and the 5 other people I made it for this evening agree).

  • zabuthecat Posted: 05/28/13
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    I didn't love this recipe. It was a bit too salty. And I didn't feel the flavors popped well. It was definitely better cold rather than hot...

  • teamallen Posted: 06/19/13
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    The best quinoa I've ever had. It came out absolutely delicious and flavorful! I will be making this again and again!

  • stryker520 Posted: 07/09/14
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    I like this recipe a lot. Very tasty and had some depth. Much better than just plain quinoa alone.

  • BigBoy11 Posted: 08/18/13
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    The flavors combination is perfect with broiled or grilled fish, especially salmon with a soy-based marinade. I sub veg stock in lieu of chicken and scallions instead of chives. Result is less salty and subtly milder flavor. This is my go-to quinoa recipe and my wife loves it which is most important!

  • daneanp Posted: 08/12/13
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    Ok I'll admit it - I'm NOT a fan of quinoa. But DD wanted to try this and I'm glad I kept an open mind. It was very good and this was very easy to put together. Served with Citrus-Rubbed Skirt Steak (also from Cooking Light) and it was a hit! I will definitely make this again.

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