How to Cook Turnip Tops and Leek Quinoa

by Gioele Nunziatini

Quick and healthy quinoa recipe, this is great for a light and tasty lunch!


  • 200 Grams Turnip Tops
  • 100 Grams Quinoa
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Leek
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 50 Grams Cashews
  • 50 Grams Walnuts
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Start by rinsing the quinoa with cold water. I like to use a mix of red and white quinoa, with some burglar wheat added to it. Cook it in some salted boiling water for 15min.

    Step 2

    In the meantime chop the carrot and add it to a pan with some olive oil and a splash of water

    Step 3

    Chop the leek and add it to the pan as the water dries. Sauté for 5 minutes under medium heat

    Step 4

    Take the turnip sprouts and trim just the very tops, the most tender part. Keep the rest, it is great for a vegetable stock.

    Step 5

    When the leek becomes translucent add the turnip sprouts to the pan and some more oil, sauté for 5 minutes

    Step 6

    Chop cashews and walnuts coarsely

    Step 7

    Add them to the pan and sauté for few minutes. Season to taste

    Step 8

    Then add the drained quinoa mix and sauté well to mix evenly all the ingredients

    Step 9