Impossible To Resist Side Dish

Tis’ the season… for delicious foods that are impossible to resist.

Don’t let this savory side dish fool you though, It’s packed with healthy fats, protein, and other body loving nutrients!

Quinoa with Dried Cherries and Pistachios

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups uncooked quinoa

2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots

2 cups water

1/3 cup dry white wine

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1/2 cup dried sweet cherries, chopped

1/2 cup dry-roasted pistachios, chopped

1/4 cup chopped fresh mint

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

  1. Rinse and drain quinoa. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until tender. Add 2 cups water, wine, and salt to pan; bring to a boil. Add quinoa; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Remove from heat; set aside, and cool slightly.
  2. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, and pepper in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add quinoa, cherries, and remaining ingredients; toss gently to combine.

Leave a Reply

Translate »