Golden Quinoa Pilaf with Tart Cherries
  • 1tablespoon coconut oil
  • 11-inch piece fresh gingerpeeled and grated
  • 1teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1cup golden quinoawell washed and drained
  • 1 1/2cups water
  • 1/4cup dried tart cherrieschopped
  • 1cup chopped spinach leaves
  • 1/2cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2cup cashewslightly toasted and chopped
  1. In a medium pot, stir coconut oil, ginger, turmeric, cumin, and coriander over medium-high heat until fragrant.
  2. Add quinoa and stir to coat. Add water, bring to a boil, and then reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, or until all water is absorbed. Remove from heat; leave covered 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in cherries, spinach, green onions, and lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper, sprinkle with cashews, and serve.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Golden Quinoa Pilaf with Tart Cherries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 10g 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: 342 cal, 15g fat (5g mono, 3g poly, 6g sat), 0mg chol, 10g protein, 37g carb, 5g fiber, 17mg sodium