Ginger Cherry Quinoa

  • Yield 4 servings

Heart healthy quinoa is sautéed with shallots and fresh ginger.

Ingredients

1/4 cup pine nuts
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 shallot, peeled and finely chopped
1 teaspoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups water
1/2 cup dried cherries
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place the pine nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat. Cook, shaking the pan every 30 seconds, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the pine nuts become fragrant. Set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the shallot and ginger and sauté for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until softened.
  3. Add the quinoa to the saucepan, stir to combine and cook for 1 minute more. Add the water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed.
  4. Let the quinoa sit for 5 minutes, then uncover and fluff with a fork. Stir in the dried cherries and pine nuts. Season to with salt and pepper to taste, top with parsley.

Recipe by Jen of Domestic Divas, courtesy of Meatless Monday

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