Mint & Jalapeno Quinoa Pilaf

I knew I wanted to make some kind of pilaf thing to go with some lamb chops. The lamb chops recipe was sort of moroccan–braised in a sauce of onions, tomatoes, coridander, cinnamon–so I wanted to complement that.

Quinoa Pilaf w/ Mint & Jalapeno

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 jalapeno, small, minced fine
  • 2 T fresh mint, minced
  • 2 T red onion, minced
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1 T honey
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Cook the quinoa in the broth. Add the mint, jalapeno and red onion and toss with a fork. Mix the lemon juice with the honey, then whisk in the olive oil. Drizzle the oil mixture over the quinoa. Add the feta and toss again.

Written on May 19, 2008