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This recipe for ratatouille with quinoa is very easy. Quinoa, which is actually a seed. is a great alternative to brown rice. It has 50% more fibre and 50% more protein than grains, and a good amount of iron.

Anti-inflammatory recipe for ratatouille with quinoa

Serves – 4

  • 300g quinoa (rinsed and pre-soaked for 15 minutes)
  • Water or vegetable stock (to a ratio of 2:1 with the quinoa)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions (finely sliced)
  • 2 teaspoons dried mixed herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon chill powder (or more if you like it hotter)
  • 2 red peppers (cubed)
  • 2 courgettes (cubed)
  • 2 x 400g tine of cooked tomatoes
  • 5 sticks celery
  • salt and pepper

Method –

  • Bring the water or vegetable stock to the boil in a pan, pour in the quinoa and cook on a low heat for about 15 minutes until it softens and all the liquid is absorbed
  • Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a frying pan and cook the onions with the garlic and herbs until they begin to soften
  • A minute apart, add the celery, red peppers and finally the courgettes to the frying pan and cook until they begin to soften
  • Add the tomatoes and chilli powder and, with the lid on, simmer on a low heat for about 15 minutes
  • To serve, share the quinoa amongst four bowls and spoon on the ratatouille mixture

Tips – 

  • Always rinse the quinoa before use to remove the slightly bitter taste
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