Tricolor Quinoa with Edamame

Eddie who? Queenie what?? It definitely takes practice to learn to say the names of these foods, but your tongue will not complain when you taste it. If you have not heard of these two new super foods. Here is an introduction. Edamame are soy beans, they are a protein packed power food, that has a fresh green tasting snap to them. They are delicious when steamed in the pod with a dash of sea salt. Quinoa is a pseudo grain also with a protien punch. These two together are an awesome combination for a plant based protein.

This is my favorite version of quinoa it is so simple and can be eaten hot or cold. Toss it over a bed of fresh spring greens for a hearty salad.

Boil 2 cups of chicken broth, add 1 cup tri-color quinoa. Let simmer on medium high for 15 minutes. Toss in sliced green onions and edamame. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 more minutes. Drain any remaining broth. Quick and easy.

*Tip double the amount of quinoa you cook and keep it in the fridge to toss in salads or soups. Or for a quick afternoon pick me up.