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Vegan Quinoa Dish with Green Peas

Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 300 grams of quinoa
  • 400 grams of peas (frozen or fresh)
  • 30 grams of coconut oil
  • 1 shallot
  • 600 ml of vegetable stock
  • 125 ml of coconut cream
  • 4 tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • a few fresh mint leaves
  • Freshly grounded black pepper
  • Himalayan salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Extra: blender


  • Rinse the quinoa in a strainer using cold water and rinse thoroughly until the water is clear
  • Finely chop the shallot and briefly sauté it in the coconut oil until the shallot becomes translucent
  • Add the quinoa to the shallot and cook the seeds briefly
  • Add 400 ml of water or 200 ml of vegetable stock (hot) and a few cups of water and bring to a boil
  • Put the lid on the pan and cook the quinoa using medium heat (don’t forget to stir) (look at the directions of the package for the exact cooking time)
  • Add, 5 minutes the before end of the cooking time, 200 grams of peas
  • Add some taste with freshly grounded black pepper and Himalayan salt
  • In the meantime, boil the rest of the peas in 200 ml of vegetable stock for 5-10 minutes
  • Puree the peas with the stock, coconut cream, mint and a lot of freshly grounded black pepper until you get a thick puree
  • Serve the quinoa with the puree and garnish with a few drops of olive oil and some mint leaves

Healthy food alternatives:

  • Eplace the shallot with a little onion
  • Add extra spice by adding some garlic
  • Use fresh parsley or basil instead of mint

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