Apple, Carrot, Quinoa Hash

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I’m a fan of quick, easy recipes. If you haven’t read the blog, well, now you know. I like to eat good food but I don’t have time for a lot of preparation. I keep waiting for the moment that I’ll have more “free time” …but, well, my big break hasn’t come YET.

Anyway, a few weeks ago, I wrote up a post about creating quick, healthy meals using the ingredients I keep on-hand. This Carrot, Apple, Quinoa Hash concept was created simply by tossing together some leftover quinoa with a fresh, crunchy apple and a shredded carrot. (I tend to always keep carrots in the fridge because they can be added to soups, hash, wraps, juice – basically, everything) It’s a dish I whipped up in less than 20 minutes, but did not lack in flavor or substance.

I recently expressed my love (obsession) with the Opal Apple, which is the exact apple I chose to use in this hash. 1. Because I have them on-hand and 2. Even after being warmed & sautéed, they maintain a crisp crunch and they don’t turn brown. I would recommend an opal apple for this recipe, but if you don’t have access to one, my second recommendation is a Honeycrisp.

This mash can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It can be eaten warm, chilled, or at room temperature. I don’t prefer it one way over another, it’s yummy either way!

Carrot, Apple, Quinoa Hash
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 apple (I prefer Opal or Honeycrisp), finely chopped
  • 1 medium-sized carrot, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, shredded or finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • cinnamon, for sprinkling
  1. If you quinoa is not cooked, cook it according to the directions on the package.
  2. In a large frying pan, warm up the coconut oil and sauté the ginger for about 1 minute.
  3. Add the apple, carrot, and quinoa and sauté for another 5-10 minutes, until all ingredients have been warmed and begin to mash together.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon just before serving.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature. (I enjoy both!)

Apple, Carrot, Quinoa Hash

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