healthy, gooey and cheesy lobster quinoa

November 13, 2014

healthy lobster mac'n'cheeseI was roaming the halls of our local Whole Foods the other day, looking for the essentials: wine, almond milk, organic eggs, you know. Well, lucky me, lobster tails were on sale for $8.99/2 tails! No I have never cooked a lobster or lobster tail before, but heck, lobster is delicious and at that price? Why not.

The trick was making a meal that incorporated the lobster tails without making them the main meal since…two small lobster tails wouldn’t fill anyone up. But something Ryan and I always see on menus is lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, which is ah-mazing, but also ah, full of carbs. And I’m not anti-pasta by any means, but after eating potatoes what feels like all week last week, I needed a break.

Thank Baby Yeezus for quinoa.

This recipe is delicious, healthy and…delicious. Your boyfriend/husband/dinner buddy will probably love it, even if quinoa usually scares them because it’s that delicious. Plus, it’s fast. I argue, if you prep the quinoa ahead a time like I did, it could rival a Kraft Macaroni situation.

healthy lobster mac'n'cheeseDon’t those looks like little nuggets of gold? They basically are.

Turns out lobster tails are easier to prepare then I thought too. I mean, I’m sure there are a few different ways to prepare it, but I found this way to be the easiest. I was low on bay leafs (aka I couldn’t find mine) so I subbed a few other spices, and it turned out completely fine. I think the seasonings are optional anyway (at least for this recipe).

healthy lobster mac'n'cheese

healthy lobster quinoa mac'n'cheese
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Healthy, gooey and delicious cheesy lobster quinoa. Perfect for a decadent lunch or dinner!
Recipe type: Lunch
Serves: 2-3 servings
  • 2 lobster tails
  • 2 cups of quinoa
  • 2 cups of finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tbsp almond milk
  • 2-3 tbsp of ghee
  • season with slat and pepper
  1. Prepare quinoa as instructed.
  2. Steam lobster tails.
  3. Once lobster tails have cooled, take out their meat. Set aside.
  4. In a pot, add quinoa, almond milk and 2 tbsp ghee and turn on medium heat. Stir.
  5. Once quinoa is hot, add one cup of cheese. Stir.
  6. Add second cup of cheese and seasoning, Stir.
  7. Add lobster meat and more seasoning or ghee, if preferred, and you're done!


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  • Reply Jordan November 14, 2014 at 1:38 am

    I love how you just decided to pick up the lobster tail even though you’ve never cooked them before! That’s confidence!

    • Reply nicole November 14, 2014 at 1:52 am

      ha! i think my appetite had the confidence because that ish is delicious.

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