Quinoa with Pimento Stuffed Olives, Gold Raisins, and Cilantro works like magic to weave an unlikely mix of ingredients in colorful and tasty way. When’s the last time you had gold raisins with olives and cilantro? Sounds a little unusual, but I’m telling you!! If I jumped off the bridge into this bed of quinoa, so should you!!
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Quinoa with Pimento Stuffed Olives, Gold Raisins, and Cilantro
I’ve had quinoa with raisins before. How about you?
I usually add in some brown sugar, cinnamon, milk, and toasted nuts and it makes a good breakfast!
A good way to start the day indeed.
But taking that and adding stuffed olives and cilantro (– the milk)? Hmmm…
With my breakfast quinoa paradigm stuck in my head, I was a little skeptical of adding cilantro and olives to the mix.
But what I figured could make this mix work was the addition of the spices.
Plus there is butter and the not so often used (at least in my kitchen) stuffed olives.
This turned out to be a jump into the unknown that was very rewarding.
Like I’ve been digging for gold for years and finally found some a big gold nugget!
An edible one studded with tasty bits of olives, raisins, and cilantro!!
My favorite part about preparing the quinoa? (and cooking in general?)
The pleasant aromas from all the spices, butter, and onion. What’s yours?
That’s probably one of the most important things we miss out on when eating out.
Imagine if menus could enable you to smell what I each dish smelled like.
Wouldn’t ordering be much more fun? And easier?
Maybe one day that will be possible. Who knows!
Plus I remember reading somewhere that taste is 70% smell or something like that.
So when you plug your nose, obviously, you can’t taste as well.
And taste happens both from your nose and the back of your throat in the cavity that goes up to your nose.
Not just your tongue. Did you know that? 🙂
Everything about this quinoa dish smelled delicious… from toasting to the quinoa and especially after melting the butter.
I think that should tell you right away, this will be a delicious dish.
But don’t take it from me, find out for yourself!
For me, it’s a keeper for sure!!
In case you’ve missed them, here are some of my other quinoa recipes!