If you haven't tried quinoa or if you did and didn't like it, please give it another try. It took me a few tries, but now I love the nutty flavor and fluffy texture.
Quinoa is referred to as a grain, but it is actually a seed. It's related to leafy greens like spinach and swiss chard. It doesn't contain any gluten and is a great source of complete protein. Quinoa is also a great source of manganese, magnesium, iron, riboflavin (B2), and tryptophan.
Last night I made some quinoa and was looking for a new way to season it. I decided to make a version of this cilantro pesto. I used sunflower seeds and walnuts instead of pine nuts. I like this variation of pesto, it's much lighter without the cheese. This pesto added a punch to my quinoa and veggies.