I really enjoyed this healthy, protein packed meal that's loaded with fiber and wonderful phytonutrients💗 The ingredients and general instructions are listed below, and then I leave the magic making to you as you season to taste. Make it your own with your favorite spices! Consider my list of ingredients an idea or inspiration.
Brussels sprouts (I used about 1 pound)- Tops removed and thinly sliced
Red bell pepper (I used about 1/2 of one)- Julienne sliced
1-2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/4 onion, finely diced
Dandelion greens (I used 1/4 of a bunch), chopped
Walnuts (I used 1 cup)- omit if there is an allergy
Toasted black sesame seeds (you can use white seeds or omit entirely)- about a Tbsp
Cooked quinoa, prepared according to package instructions
Prepare quinoa (any quinoa works!) according to package instructions.
Sauté walnuts in a skillet for about 2-3 minutes, with about a tablespoon of avocado oil to help brown the walnuts. Set walnuts aside to use as topping.
Add a little more oil to the skillet you just used for the walnuts and sauté garlic and onions. Add Brussels sprouts and red bell pepper, stirring to make sure nothing burns. I like the veggies to brown a little bit but not be mushy.
Sprinkle seasoning/herbs (salt, pepper, turmeric, coriander, paprika), black sesame seeds and sesame oil, a little at first and then adjust to taste.
Mix in the chopped dandelion green and heat briefly until the greens wilt - this can be any leafy green, really!
Enjoy the cooked veggies over quinoa... yum✳
Note: For a little [or a lot of] heat, add red pepper flakes or finely chopped jalapeno or serrano pepper.