Easy vegan Valentine's day dinner - red wine quinoa on wilted spinach, with potatoes and tahini dressing
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As they say the way through a person's heart goes through their stomach. But also you eat with your eyes first. So make sure you cover all your loved ones' senses with this delicious vegan Valantine's day meal.
To present your dish in a beautiful way all you need is an empty plastic bottle and a Stanley knife or scissors.
Cut off the ends on both sides and use the ring to plate your dishes.
A cooking ring is so easy to make and will make your dishes stand out beautifully.
Top off your red wine quinoa tower with a Dressini tahini herb dressing or soy yoghurt. And garnish with some parsley or chives. Enjoy!
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INGREDIENTS (2 portions):
- 100g quinoa
- 1/2 onion
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup dry red wine
- 3/4 stock cube
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp rosemary or thyme
- 200g cooked & sliced potatoes
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 100g spinach
- Salt, pepper & minced garlic to taste
- Empty 500ml plastic bottle
- Stanley knife or scissors
- Dressini herb & roasted garlic tahini dressing
- Or soy yoghurt
Slice and cook 200g of salad potatoes.
Then rinse 100g of quinoa well for a few minutes (it is important because it will remove the bitter natural coating that could upset your tummy).
Finely slice 1/2 onion and sauté in a pan in some oil. Then add the rinsed quinoa, 1 cup or water, 1 cup of red wine (sweet wine won't taste as nice), 3/4 stock cube, 1 tsp minced garlic and 1 tsp rosemary or thyme.
Close the lid and cook according to package instructions of the quinoa. I noticed that mine too considerably longer until it was ready to eat. So you might have to add some more extra water for it to cook thoroughly. Cook until you get a rice like consistency of the red wine quinoa (otherwise it will fall apart when you are plating it).
Fry the cooked salad potatoes in some oil until golden brown on both sides. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Wilt 100g of spinach in some oil and season with salt, pepper and minced garlic to taste.
Rinse out a 500ml plastic bottle. Cut off the ends on either side to create a cooking ring.
Start plating. Place the cooking ring in the middle of a plate and spoon in the wilted spinach, then add the red wine quinoa, push down a bit and flatten it on top. Then add the fried potatoes. Top with a Dressini herb tahini or with some soy yoghurt.
Enjoy your romantic evening! ;-)
And if you love this recipe check out my easy vegan quinoa bake recipe.