Sunchoke Quinoa

November 12, 2009 at 11:33 pm 8 comments

sunchoke quinoa

When Lucy was born, a friend brought over roasted veggies and it had sunchokes in it. Until that point in time, I hadn’t ever tasted a sunchoke. At least not that I was aware of. Sunchokes are also known as jerusalem artichokes, and they are scrumptious. Kind of a mix between a potato and an artichoke. I love this recipe…very tasty and easy. You can’t go wrong with meals that can be made in one pot! It can be eaten as a main dish with a salad or as a side. Enjoy!

Sunchoke Quinoa
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cups veggie broth
1 1/2 cups quinoa
2 T olive oil
1 can chickpeas
1 cup chopped sunchokes (I leave the peels on if they’re organic)
1 can peas
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a 2 qt saucepan over medium heat and saute the onion until translucent. Add the quiona and toast over medium heat until it cracks/pops (3-5 minutes). Add broth and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add chickpeas, sunchokes, peas, and salt/pepper. Simmer covered for 15-20 minutes. Fluff and serve. Top with avocado and sea salt for fun. Yum.


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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nicole  |  November 13, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Gosh, that looks incredible! I love sunchokes, I am going to have to try this.

  • 2. Flo  |  November 21, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Found organic sunchokes @ the Wedge this week. I made this yesterday (minus the chickpeas) and even our little 16-mo old loved it! I ate mine with yam.

    So easy and yummy- thanks:)

  • 3. louise  |  November 22, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Thank you for this recipe. We have just dug a up a big harvest of jerusalem artichokes.

  • 4. cinnamonquill  |  November 23, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    I am glad you linked to sunchokes, because I couldn’t place them. Sounds exotic! Now I’ve got to track them down.

  • 5. Mindy Hancock  |  November 24, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks for great recipes to try! The Green Smoothie is changing our lives at my house, by the way. Thanks very much for that.

  • 6. Julie  |  November 26, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    I just made this for lunch. Wow! It was sooooo good. As Flo mentioned above, my 2 yo daughter loved it too.

    It was good as is but then I squeezed a little lemon juice on top and it really brought it all together. Délicieux! Thanks for another great and simple recipe.

  • 7. Mindy Hancock  |  December 10, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I made this today and it was fabulous. My non-health-food-loving husband said, “I think this is one of the best meals ever.”

    This may have defeated the purpose, but I didn’t have any sunchokes and I don’t like peas, so I made the same recipe without them, and it is still fabulous. You can’t beat ripe avocado with chick peas.

  • […] a good recipe for them.  I made it tonight for dinner; a kind of meat and potatoes with no meat or potatoes, […]


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