Quinoa all’Aglio e Olio

Quinoa all'Aglio e Olio

Quinoa all’Aglio e Olio Created by Nita Wright Submitted via Ancient Harvest & Clean Eating’s Modern Meal Makeover Recipe Contest I bet you didn’t know quinoa could be so diverse! Quinoa all’Aglio e Olio is a delicious twist on the Italian classic, featuring Ancient Harvest quinoa.

Prep Time: 5
Total Time: 15


  • 1 (8 oz) package Ancient Harvest Gluten Free Spaghetti
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 c toasted pine nuts
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful fresh basil, roughly chopped or ripped


  1. Boil the pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 2-4 tablespoons of the starchy cooking water.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a sauté pan. Add the sliced garlic and sauté until just barely brown.
  3. Add the red pepper flakes and pine nuts and stir in the cooked pasta.
  4. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and add cooking water until the desired sauce consistency is reached.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Top with the chopped basil and serve.
Servings: 4