May 29, 2012
Quinoa With Pine Nuts and Cherries
Ingredients (makes 6-8 servings - good for summer potlucks)
2/3 cup Pine nuts
1 1/2 cups Quinoa, rinsed well
3 cups Chicken or Vegtable broth
2 tbsp Garlic, minced (or around 3-4 cloves)
Kosher salt and black pepper (to taste)
1 tbsp Olive oil
1/2 cup Fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 cup Dried cherries, each one cut in half
2 tbsp Lemon juice
1. Toast the pine nuts in a skillet over medium heat, stirring continuously, until they turn golden, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and add to a mixing bowl.
2. Place the quinoa in a saucepan (with a cover) and cook over medium heat until toasted (about 2 minutes). Add broth, garlic, kosher salt
and pepper to the pan. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer covered for around 18-20 minutes (the liquid will be absorbed). Remove from heat and leave covered around 2-3 minutes.
3. Fluff quinoa with a fork and let cool for a few minutes. Then add to the bowl with the pine nuts. Also add the olive oil, parsley,
cherries, and lemon juice.
Enjoy at room temperature or cooled!
Posted by cseeman at May 29, 2012 07:57 PM