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Quinoa Risotto with Fava Beans + Avocado Cream

Quinoa Risotto with Fava Beans + Avocado Cream

It was a matter of weeks ago, I was in Peru, exploring the Andean landscape and discovering new foods like choclo and kiwicha. In the Sacred Valley, there are many crops, like quinoa, fava beans, corn, and many kinds of potatoes. I found a new appreciation for quinoa, as I tasted my way through many dishes using the grain in interesting ways. On the last day, at lunch, I ordered a quinoa risotto with local vegetables and pesto. It was so creamy and rich but also nourishing and bright and full of flavor, I knew I had to recreate it at home (but under the assumption it would not be as good :/ ) This is a variation on that meal...

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