This is an alternative version of my apple-cinnamon quinoa breakfast. I like this because it is a savory option for those mornings I don't want sweet.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir water, quinoa, sage, and basil leaf together in a saucepan; bring water to a boil, cover saucepan with a lid, reduce heat to low, and cook until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.

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  • Remove basil leaf from quinoa mixture and discard. Stir asparagus, goat cheese, and chia seeds into the quinoa mixture; replace lid on saucepan and let the mixture steam until the goat cheese melts and the asparagus softens slightly, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

I do not cook my quinoa separately as I like it raw and I think it adds crunch to the quinoa.

If you prefer you can fry the asparagus separately in some olive oil and then add it to the quinoa mix.

Nutrition Facts

205 calories; protein 9g 18% DV; carbohydrates 30.5g 10% DV; fat 5.5g 9% DV; cholesterol 5.6mg 2% DV; sodium 43.5mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2015
I made this as a side dish with salmon. I also added more asparagus and added it to the quinoa during the last 5 minutes of cooking. This was an outstanding recipes quick and simple. I will be sharing this with others! Chris Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2015
I made this as a side dish with salmon. I also added more asparagus and added it to the quinoa during the last 5 minutes of cooking. This was an outstanding recipes quick and simple. I will be sharing this with others! Chris Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2015
Really easy and really delicious. I used Trader Joes harvest grain blend and left the basil in. I also upped the arts so I could have a leftover. A little extra goat cheese might have just made its way in but it was a great simple and healthy (extra goat cheese notwithstanding). I will definitely make this again. Read More