Happy Friday, everyone! Are you excited to get this weekend started or what? I know we are! We plan on nestling in with some good movies, eating lots of yummy food, and sleeping off the final bits of this jet lag. I’m sure I’ll manage to make a mess in the kitchen, too. It seems inevitable these days. Do you guys have fun plans? Any requests on what you’d like to see here in the coming weeks? I’m always open for ideas/ demands 😉
As many of you know we just got back from Italy this week, and let me tell you… we’re going through major food withdrawal! I tried to be good the first day or so and ween myself off of the pasta and on to the smoothies… but my body just wasn’t buying it. Uh uh. No way.
This quick, flavorful, and oh-so-delcious quinoa puttanesca is the perfect compromise of health and comfort. I also love that it takes 20 minutes start to finish. I mean, is that a dream or what?
The flavors are bold and beautiful, featuring the strong briny punch that olives, capers, and anchovies bring to the table. There’s also a most wonderful kick from a hearty dash of crushed red chili pepper. You can cut back on the pepper if you’re not a fire lover. You can also leave out the anchovies if you’d like a vegan/ vegetarian meal. It’s a very adaptable dish!
Alright. So I’m off to finish this glass of vino and the verrrrry last bit of photo editing from our trip. I’ll be sharing it all over the weekend, and there will be pie too! So pop by and say hello 🙂 xoxo
My finicky family is actually warming up to quinoa. But I think there may be a mutiny if I try to slip anchovies in. Could I omit them or substitute something? Thanks!!
Hi Rene! I would just omit it and make the recipe without it 😉 It’s fabulous both ways! xo
This recipe looks amazing! I am trying it ASAP! Question – where are your adorable triangle shipped measuring cups from? I see that cute blue one in the shot with the quinao! You have the cutest kitchen stuff!
I mean measuring the tomatoes!
Hi Allison! It’s from Anthropologies kitchen section 😉 Thank you so much!!! xo
Millie l Add A Little says
Ashley this looks great! I love puttanesca and quinoa looks like a great, healthier alternative to pasta.
Just wondering, if I am able to keep this without the texture or taste going weird?
Hi Millie! We had leftovers and they were even more amazing the next day 🙂
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says
Genius! I think Puttanesca means something funky in Italian…or I may be wrong. This dish ain’t wrong, it’s so right 🙂
Yep! Puttanesca is known as “whores pasta” haha!
Julie @ This Gal Cooks says
This dish looks amazing, Ashley! Definitely need to give this a try one day. 🙂
Hey Julie! Thank you so much. I hope you do try it 🙂 It’s so yummy!!!
Italy withdrawal sounds awful! But eating puttanesca sounds wonderful. I suppose it’s a balance. 🙂
It’s been rough! But puttanesca (and lots of wine) helps 🙂
Tieghan Gerard says
Great idea!! I have never had puttanesca, but this quinoa version looks so good! cannot wait to try!
Oh girl you gotta get your puttanesca on asap 🙂 I know you’ll love it!
Baby June says
I am a huge fan of puttanesca, but I’ve never tried it in quinoa. It sounds amazing though, I’ll have to see for myself! 🙂
I think you’ll love it!