Friday, April 10, 2009

Ancient Harvest's Traditional Quinoa

Brand: Ancient Harvest Quinoa Corporation
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Product Name: Traditional Quinoa

Location Purchased: King Soopers

Cost: $6.29 for 12 oz box

Total From A to Z: 4 Stars

A's Review: * * * *
Quinoa by itself is rather plain with a slight crunch and a subtle nutty flavor, but it can be an excellent compliment to other foods. This time, we had it with grilled salmon and asparagus and getting a bite with all three flavors together was really tasty. Making it with chicken broth adds just a hint of flavor.

Z's Review: * * * *
This traditional quinoa wasn't as nutty and flavorful as the Inca Red quinoa. It was a much more basic flavor that I think would go well as a side dish with a variety of dinners. It was light and fresh and healthy-tasting. And the leftovers reheated nicely for dinner the next day!


  1. I love Ancient Harvest pasta. I haven't had their brand of quinoa yet, but I'm sure it's good! I always cook it in some sort of broth or other flavorful liquid, like white wine.

  2. Yeah...their pasta is really great too! We have a review of it coming up soon! And cooking quinoa in white whine sounds like an awesome idea! We'll have to try that next time!

  3. I like this quinoa a lot. I like to make it when I have something that has a bit of a sauce itself (e.g., shrimp scampi, jambalaya) and then serve it over the quinoa, using it like you would rice. Quinoa is also good for making salads with a variety of nice veggies chopped up and spices/seasonings (add those when cooking).


  4. I hadn't thought of using quinoa for a salad! We'll have to try that too!


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