Green Quinoa with Sesame Eggs recipe

23 August 2018 by
First published: 23 August 2018

This Green Quinoa with Sesame Eggs recipe is bursting with freshness and a good dose of protein, making it an ideal post-workout meal for two.

This Green Quinoa with Sesame Eggs recipe from Lorna Jane’s brand new cookbook, Lorna Jane Eat Good Food (£32), serves up over 26 grams of protein per serving, making it a serious contender for tastiest and most nourishing post-gym feed! It takes just 25 minutes to whip up, so is a perfect mid-week meal too.

Green Quinoa with Sesame Eggs recipe
Serves 2

½ cup (100g) white quinoa, rinsed
1 cup (250g) chicken or vegetable stock
4 free-range eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons cold-pressed extra-virgin coconut oil
1 small clove garlic, crushed
1 small red chilli, sliced
2 cups (80g) thinly sliced kale (see Lorna’s Tip)
2 cups (90g) firmly packed thinly sliced silver beet (see Lorna’s Tip)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
1 teaspoon sea salt flakes

Place quinoa and stock in a medium saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low-medium; simmer gently for 15 minutes or until most of the stock is absorbed. Remove from heat; cover and stand for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook eggs in a small saucepan of boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove immediately from pan and cool under cold running water for 30 seconds; peel shells.

Heat coconut oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and chilli; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add kale and silver beet; stir until wilted. Stir in quinoa and juice. Season to taste.

Combine parsley, sesame seeds and salt in a small bowl. Roll peeled eggs in parsley mixture. Serve green quinoa topped with halved eggs. Sprinkle with micro red vein sorrel or extra parsley, if you like.

Nutritional info per serving:
protein (26.9g); carbohydrate (35.2g); total fat (26g); fibre (7.7g)

Lorna’s tip:
You will need half a bunch of kale and half a bunch of silver beet for this recipe; wash well before use.

Check out our Ultimate guide to nutrition for more handy healthy eating tips and this Vietnamese chicken salad for another great post-workout meal.

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