Drunken Quinoa with Blue Moon Vinaigrette

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Ingredients (14)

  • 1 cup of dry quinoa
  • 2 bottles of Blue Moon (Belgian White)
  • 1 cup of vegetable broth
  • 4 ounces of crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1- 15 ounce can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 English cucumber, de-seeded and diced (skin on)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Refreshing and delicious Mediterranean-inspired vegetarian dish

Instructions

  1. 1Drunken Quinoa
    - Add 1 cup of rinsed quinoa,1 cup of beer, and 3/4 cups of broth to pot and boil until quinoa is cooked.
    - Make sure the liquid is mostly cooked off
    - Add feta, olives, pine nuts, chickpeas, diced bell pepper, and diced cucumber
    - Add vinaigrette (recipe below) to taste
    - Be sure not to use all of the vinaigrette
  1. 1Blue Moon Vinaigrette
    - Boil 3/4 cup of beer down to ~ 1/4 cup
    - While beer is boiling, whisk together remaining ingredients (garlic, tahini, honey, balsamic vinegar, broth, and olive oil)
    - Whisk in beer and cool to room temperature

- Toss to taste with quinoa

  1. 1- Drink the remaining beer and enjoy!
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