This mushroom quinoa pilaf dish is so packed with protein and flavor it can be the star of your dinner meal. And, it's not your typical pilaf. The addition of a vinaigrette dressing makes it more like a salad so if you are looking for a tradition pilaf, leave off the dressing.
It's one of the only plants that contains a complete protein, "which means it provides all the essential amino acids we need for good health,” says dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick, manager of Wellness Nutrition Services at Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute.
This is another versatile recipe, where you can add seasonings and herbs to suit your taste or even swap out peas for sliced haricot verts. Again, this is perfect for the main course for dinner or lunch and it’s a great way to get your daily protein. Dress this dish up or down for your perfect meal.
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The mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes give it a hearty flavor. Feel free to try different mushrooms and see which you like best. Serve it alongside a large salad and you won’t even miss the meat.
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