Green Gaspacho and Herbed Quinoa

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Smooth, fresh and nutritious, this avocado, almond, grape and herb based gaspacho is perfect for lunch at school or at the office. Not only does the herb quinoa and white mulberries add texture and taste, but with their vitamins, minerals and fibre you get added nutritional value too!
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How It's Made: Herbed Quinoa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup White Quinoa
  • 1 cup fresh herbs of your choice (parsley, cilantro, fennel, mint, basil)
  • 1 cup White Mulberries
  • 1 teaspoon garlic scapes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 lemon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a pot, cook the quinoa with 2 cups of cold water. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until all water is absorbed and quinoa is light and fluffy.
  2. Coarsely chop the white mulberries, garlic scapes and herbs.
  3. Mix herbs, mulberries, garlic scapes, cumin seeds, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl and add 2 cups of warm cooked quinoa. Let stand for 10 minutes to let the flavors develop while preparing the gazpacho.

How It's Made: Green Gaspacho

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup European almonds
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes
  • 1 stem garlic scapes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro and/or italian parsley
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Soak the almonds for 8 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse.
  2. Chop the fresh herbs.
  3. Place almonds in a blender with the remaining ingredients. Mix until smooth and creamy. Adjust the seasonning if needed.
  4. Ladle the gaspacho in a bowl and add the herb quinoa. Eat warm or cold!
  • You can keep the gaspacho for 3 to 4 days when sealed in a glass jar in the fridge.
  • Quinoa will keep up to 5 days when preserved in a glass jar in the fridge.
  • Using a high speed mixer is not required to obtain a creamy gaspacho. You may just have to mix longer for a creamier texture depending on your device.
Marigil Pelletier
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Marigil Pelletier

As a licensed naturopath, Marigil is passionate about positively impacting the quality of people’s lives through food and the ancient medicine known as Ayurveda. You can see her unique dedication not only on her blog, Chantez la Pomme, but also in the classroom at the Institut d’Enseignement en Science.

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