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Cranberry-Pecan Quinoa Pilaf

Orange Icon  Cranberry-Pecan Quinoa Pilaf

Orange Icon  Cranberry-Pecan Quinoa Pilaf

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Submitted by: Coach Taryn

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 6

A great side dish for fall!

  • 1 c. quinoa, white, organic
  • 2 c. water, purified
  • 1 tbs. olive oil, extra virgin, unrefined and unfiltered, organic
  • 1/2 c. green onion, fresh, organic
  • 1/2 c. cranberries, dried, organic
  • 1 tbs. parsley, fresh, organic
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest, from fresh, organic lemons
  • 2 tbs. lemon juice, pure, organic
  • 2 tsp. honey, raw, unfiltered, organic
  • sea salt, unrefined, & fresh ground pepper, organic to taste
  • 1/2 c. pecans, raw, organic

Combine quinoa and water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Lower heat and simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender, 15-20 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork, and let cool a bit.

While the quinoa is cooking, combine olive oil, thinly sliced green onions, dried cranberries, chopped parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, and honey in a large bowl. When quinoa is ready, add it to the bowl and stir to evenly distribute ingredients. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Top with pecan halves.