Kumquat and Sweet Potato Quinoa

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  • I had never had a kumquat before making this recipe and these things are amazing! They are full of vitamins and they are wonderfuly flavorful! Imagine the smallest type of orange or tangarine you could find, only it’s oval in shape. This small citrus furit packs so much flavor, it should be a crime!

    Kumquat and Sweet Potato Quinoa

    Did you know that you can eat the rind of a kumquat? Well you can! In fact, I’m not sure it would be worth your time to peel them……uh, I don’t even know if you can. The rind is actually sweet, and the center is sour. And keep in mind, all this praise is coming from someone who doesn’t really like oranges. {I know, that’s probably unamerican of me!}

    Kumquat and Sweet Potato Quinoa
          serves 6
          adapted from sheknows
    1 C quinoa
    1 1/2 C water
    1 sweet potato, cooked and diced
    12 kumquats
    1 T olive oil
    1 T honey
    1/4 tsp salt

    Soak quinoa in hot water for 5 minutes, then drain and rinse. Place quinoa and water in a bot and bring to boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for about 20 minutes or until the quinoa has absorbed the water and is tender.

    Meanwhile, slice the kumquats into little discs and remove any seeds.

    Once the quinoa is cooked, pour into a serving dish with the sweet potatos, kumquats, olive oil, honey and salt. 
    Gently stir everything together. Serve warm. 

    I really liked the bit of salt with the candy like kumquats! This recipe is crazy healthy! It has protein and fiber, lots of vitamins and it’s low in fat. I bet it would also be good served cold as a salad. Need a few other quinoa ideas? Try one of these:
    Cranberry, Pecan and Goat Cheese Quinoa
    Watermelon Feta Quinoa Salad

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04489795426899175268 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

      This sounds so good! Love how healthy it is!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09141657258032695758 Cassie/Bake Your Day

      Awesome combination of sweet and savory. I love quinoa!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01955902374940558547 Grubarazzi

      We both had quinoa on the mind! What a cool color and great combination!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17502005741803985564 Anna

      What a striking combination of textures and color. I never in a million years would have thought to mix these items. I think you’re right that it would taste good cold as a salad. Must try. I found you on http://aprilscountrylife.blogspot.com/
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