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Quinoa and Lima Bean Pilaf

Quinoa and Lima Bean Pilaf

This vegetarian quinoa dish is both delicious and nutritious. Any leftovers can be easily turned into a side salad with a basic dressing. 

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bunch of scallions, chopped
  • 1 celery branch, diced
  • ½ cup mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ Tbsp Aleppo seven spice, ground
  • 1 medium carrot, coarsely grated
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup fresh or thawed Lima beans
  • 1 cup water
  • salt to taste

Accompaniment

  • 1 cup thick, natural yoghurt
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • salt to taste

Method

  1. 1

    Heat a pan on a high-medium. Pour in oil, scallions, celery, mushrooms and spices. Cook for a few minutes.

  2. 2

    Add carrot, then quinoa; mix well. Add Lima beans and 1 cup of water.

  3. 3

    Bring to a boil, mix, cover and lower heat. Let simmer for 15 minutes.

  4. 4

    Mix yoghurt, garlic and salt. Serve with the quinoa pilaf.

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