Vegetarian quinoa with dandelion leaves

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Here are listed some benefits of dandelion leaves so you can see how benefitial is to add some of them to your food.  

  • A natural source of minerals such as calcium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and iron
  • Provides the Vitamins A, B, C, and D
  • Acts as a blood purifying agent
  • A mild laxative for constipation symptoms
  • Stimulates urinary function to help flush out toxins (diuretic)
  • Promotes optimal digestive function
  • Nourishes and boosts overall liver (hepatic) performance


Cook’s tip:

Use vegetable stock instead of water for better flavour.


  • Put the Quinoa into a sieve and rinse well  under cold running water.
  • Melt coconut oil or butter in a pan.
  • Add the chopped leek (use green part as well) and cook over a medium heat for about 5 minutes until it is just softened.
  • Add chopped celery sticks and cook over a medium heat for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add Quinoa to the pan and cook for 1 minute, stirring to coat the grains in oil.
  • Pour in the water and bring to the boil, then lower the heat, cover and aimer very gently for 10 minutes.
  • Add finely chopped dandelion and Swiss chard leaves.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Remove the pan from the heat without lifting the lid. Leave to stand it for about 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with the sprigs of fresh parsley or coriander.