Citrus Quinoa with Scallops

Have you guys seen the Hunger Games yet? I just saw it. I thought they did a really good job of sticking to the book. It drives me crazy how movies are never as good as books. This one I thought was pretty equal. I went with 4 friends from my book club. 1 left after about a ½ hour cause she felt motion sick. 1 wore a bib, and covered her eyes the whole movie. I’d say it is time for some new friends. Just kidding guys! So, team Peeta or team Gale? I was team Peeta for the books but team Gale for the movie. I didn’t like the guy cast as Peeta in the movie.

Speaking of hunger, I’ve got a great healthy recipe for you today. Have you had quinoa before? First of all, how do you even pronounce quinoa? KEEN-wah. Quinoa is not my most favorite food. But, if you flavor it really well it’s a great dish to make every once in a while. We flavored this quinoa with lemon and orange and served it with grilled scallops. I love scallops and especially paired with citrus. This meal seems like something that would take forever to put together but really, it is pretty simple!

Here is what you'll need

Combine the quinoa, water, orange zest, and salt. Bring to a boil.

Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, salt, and pepper. Whisk.

Place the scallops on skewers, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper

Fluff the quinoa and mix in the parsley and garbanzo beans

Grill the scallops for a couple minutes on each side

Assemble everything and enjoy!