Ginger Cherry Quinoa

  • Yield: 4 servings


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


  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

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 205
  • Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 13mg
  • Potassium 379mg
  • Carbohydrate 33g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 6g