Half term week has been pretty crazy around here, I’m sure a lot of you can relate!
One of the biggest things I notice during any school holiday is the amount of food we consume rockets – my little girls are eating machines!
With food on the brain (and consequently in their tummies) It was a great opportunity to try my Deliciously Ella Experiment #2 – Quinoa Tabbouleh.
- Quinoa (390g)
- Fresh coriander
- 8 tomatoes
- Pine nuts (100g)
- 2 tablespoons of Tahini
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- Juice of 2 lemons
- Salt and pepper
- Cook quinoa as instructed.
- Chop coriander and tomatoes (salsa sized pieces).
- Toss pine nuts in frying pan – this should just take a couple of minutes.
- Allow cooked quinoa time to cool.
- Mix all the ingredients together.
Can I just say, How easy is this recipe!!
Obviously I decided to make things slightly harder for myself by not having quite the right ingredients (despite going shopping especially, I blame toddler brain!). Some quick Googling and I decided to substitute my missing pine nuts for toasted sunflower seeds, which I happened to have lurking in the cupboard!
I’m so pleased to say that this was a big success – there were some dubious faces when I served it up in place of chips with our evening meal, my eldest initially refused to give it the time of day but after some persuasion (read: bribery) she relented, tried it and then ate over half her serving. High praise indeed as she announced it to be ‘OK’!
Buoyed by this success (and with left overs) I served some with chicken on the side for them the next day and no one passed comment…they just ate it!
I really enjoyed it too and It felt great to give my family something healthy. A new family favourite I think and SO EASY!
Let me know if you give this one a try?