Try these Quinoa Crumbles in tacos, pasta, lasagna, pizza, or just about any dish you can imagine. Quinoa is already a high protein grain, so the addition of walnuts helps to add healthy fats, fiber and protein to this healthy substitute for ground meat.
4 cups of cooked quinoa*
1½ cups of water
¾ cups of walnuts
¼ cup of chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning such as Better Than Bouillon (or use vegetable broth instead of water)
¾ teaspoon of sea salt or Himalayan salt
Blend the walnuts with water (or broth), onion, garlic, seasoning and salt. Pour this mix over the cooked quinoa and mix well. Spread over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a non-stick silicone mat. Bake at a low temperature (250°F or 120°C) for 1 to 1½ hours, or until the quinoa is completely dry and with a crumbly texture. After 1 hour of baking, stir the quinoa to dry evenly, and stir every 15 to 20 minutes afterwards until done.