Fruited Fall Quinoa

Cranberries and apricots make a sweet combo. Add some sage and thyme to give it more warm flavors, and it would make an excellent Thanksgiving entrée.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ medium red onion, sliced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. cloves
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 tsp. fresh minced parsley
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Directions

  • In a large pot, combine quinoa, apple juice, and water. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until done.
  • In a large skillet, heat onion and celery in oil, stirring frequently, until soft. Over low heat, combine onions and celery with quinoa.
  • Add remaining ingredients, tossing gently to combine. Heat for 3–4 more minutes.