A healthy topping for tacos.
This recipe takes quinoa to new heights. Sautéeing those tiny grains until they are golden brown and crispy completely changed my kids’ willingness to welcome this ancient grain at our family dinner table. Try it as a topping for your Street Tacos, or as an easy (and healthy) addition to soups and salads.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 3 minutes
Makes 1/2 cup
Ingredients for Crispy Quinoa
½ cup cooked quinoa
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt to taste
Directions for Crispy Quinoa
1. Prepare a batch of quinoa according to the package directions.
2. Heat a medium frying pan over medium heat, then add 3 tablespoons olive oil and ½ cup of cooked quinoa. Sautée gently for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the grains are golden brown and crispy. Set aside on a paper-towel-lined plate.
3. Sprinkle with kosher salt to taste.
4. Use as a topping on your Street Tacos.
Tip: To make a big batch of Crispy Quinoa, spread the quinoa on a large baking sheet. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes, turning occasionally, or until golden brown and crispy.