I was pretty thrilled with myself for figuring out how to make plain quinoa. But then I tried this recipe from my good friend Melissa at Fun Fit Chic and I realized there is so much more you can do with it! You probably know quinoa is a superfood containing complete proteins, but did you know just one-half cup of quinoa has 14 g protein and 6 g fiber? So if you’re trying to eat fewer animal products, it’s a great way to get plant-based protein while thinking you are eating a fluffy bowl of carbs. Teehee. I love that.
savory quinoa with toasted almonds and dried cranberries
Equipment: Pot with lid.
Author: radish*rose, adapted from Fun Fit Chic
- 1 T. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 1 c. uncooked quinoa, well-rinsed and drained
- 2 c. low-sodium vegetable broth
- ¼ to ½ tsp. salt
- ½ to ⅔ c. dried cranberries (or golden raisins for less added sugar)
- ½ to ⅔ c. sliced almonds, toasted
- Optional: Sliced green onions, for garnish
- Heat oil in a medium pot over medium high heat.
- Add onions and cook, stirring often, until just softened, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add quinoa and toast, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
- Stir in broth and salt and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Stir in cranberries, cover again and continue to cook until liquid is completely absorbed and quinoa is tender, 8 to 10 minutes more.
- Toss with almonds and serve. Enjoy!
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This looks delish!! Quinoa is my fav and I love a good quinoa salad for lunch. Can’t wait to try it!!