Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Persimmon and Quinoa - Side Dish or Snack On The Go

Persimmon and Quinoa recipe

Persimmons: taste great and it's in season right now. However I do not want to eat them cooked in a bread, pudding or cookie. I'm looking for something more healthy because I'm trying to lose weight for ski season!!

Today, while making lunch at the flat, I looked in the refrigerator for inspiration; 1 persimmon and 1 chicken breast. Hummm??? I think I have some quinoa, too. It's too cold and raining too hard outside to leave the house for other supplies.

Got it! Lets try adding the sweet persimmon to the quinoa? JackPot! It is a perfect side for my grilled chicken breast. I imagine it would be great with grilled pork as well.

Persimmon and Quinoa recipe - what you need

What you will need for the Persimmon Quinoa Dish:
- 1 persimmon (ripe or not)
- 1/4 cup quinoa (uncooked)
- 1/2 or 2/3 cup water

- Tomato peeler
- Paring knife
- 1.5q pot

Total time: 15 minutes

Nutritional facts: good source of vitamin-C.

Persimmon - take the skin off with a tomato peeler

Always wash veggies and fruit. With a tomato peeler, remove all the skin.

Persimmon cored and ready to cook

Using a paring knife, core the persimmon.

Persimmon chopped

Dice the persimmon

Persimmon and Quinoa - how to cook

Add the water, persimmon and quinoa to the pot and bring to a boil.

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Persimmon and Quinoa bowling in the pot

Once the ingredients come to a boil, turn heat down to medium. Occasionally stirring.

Persimmon and Quinoa recipe - ready to eat

Just look at that yummy, sweet quinoa!

Persimmons are in season now and very good for you. So eat them!

Great blog: Five Ways to Eat Persimmons

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