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A question about a recipe: Lemon Herb Quinoa with Hemp Seeds, Spring Peas, and Basil

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I have a question about the recipe "Lemon Herb Quinoa with Hemp Seeds, Spring Peas, and Basil" from Gena Hamshaw. I'm having a hard time finding hemp seeds--should I omit or replace with something else? If replace, suggestions?

asked by t-dawg almost 2 years ago
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Buddhacat
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added almost 2 years ago

Hemp seed is in the refrigerated section of places like Whole Foods and larger chain grocery stores. You can also order it on line from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/s... Or directly from the source https://store.nutiva.com...
My opinion there is nothing to replace it with. It has a nutty flavor of its own and is well worth the wait of delivery

Hilary_sp1
added almost 2 years ago

They are very unique, but I think pepitas would taste delicious.

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added almost 2 years ago

While hemp seeds are very unique in flavor and texture, toasted pine nuts would be a great substitute. They definitely have similar flavors. But I agree, you should try and find hemp seeds as they are so nutrient dense, have a flavor all their own and are also less expensive than pine nuts. Most natural foods or co-op type store carry them. They are often sold in the Nutrition departments of stores. If you do find some, try using them when making pesto-incredible texture and flavor!

Gena_0275
added almost 2 years ago

Hi there!

You can absolutely replace these with pine nuts--I think that would work well. If those are out of your price range, you might try roasted sunflower seeds (a distinctive taste, so be sure it's a taste you like). And if neither suits you, I think that pumpkin seeds would also be lovely.

Gena

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added 4 months ago

Just joined Food52 after finding it in a search for hemp seed alternatives. Thanks for the suggestions! I have a recipe to try and will sub pine nuts since my daughter is a competitive HS runner and does not want to fail if she is picked for the school's random drug testing. (Even if it really doesn't impact it, in her mind it is not worth the risk.) Now I need to try this recipe too!