Quinoa spaghetti with coffee

Quinoa spaghetti with coffee:

  • Serves 4
  • 260 g quinoa spaghetti
  • 40 g bacon cut into thin strips
  • 20 shrimps
  • 4 sprigs marjoram
  • 2 tablespoons organic coffee beans
  • 2 cartons low-fat plain yogurt
  •  juice of 1 orange
  • 1 egg yolk
  • coffee powder
  • (Mexican Uciri)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • Preparation and cooking time:
  • 1 hour 45 minutes


    Quinoa Recipes

  • Put the yogurt, egg yolk and orange juice in a bowl, then heat in a bain-marie, whipping vigorously to a cream. Add ½ teaspoon of ground coffee and mix.
  • Shell the shrimps and marinate for 1 hour with 1 glass of extra virgin olive oil, the bacon and the remaining coffee beans.
  • Strain the shrimps and bacon and brown in a frying pan.
  • Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water, drain and toss in the yogurt cream.
  • Turn the spaghetti into a bowl and garnish with the shrimps and bacon and arrange the marjoram leaves at the center.
  • Dust the coffee powder round the rim of the bowl.

Information About Quinoa:

Is quinoa a nutritious food? 

Yes. Quinoa is considered a healthy food because it is a good source of many nutrients, which when consumed with other foods can be an important part of a balanced diet. Quinoa is most known for its protein content. Compared to other plant foods, quinoa is generally higher in protein than most grains as shown in the table, while lower in protein than most legumes. Quinoa also has a favorable balance between its essential amino acid content compared to other plant foods. Finally, quinoa is a good source of energy and dietary fibre, and has significant amounts of minerals such as iron and zinc.
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