Cranberry Mint Quinoa

Have I told you that I like quinoa? This is only the 3rd quinoa recipe that I’ve posted. I will definitely post more. What is it that I like so much about quinoa? Flavor, flavor, FLAVOR. Quinoa has a subtle nutty flavor that compliments many seasonings and foods such as cider vinegar, mint, basil, feta, olives, tomatoes, shrimp and of course, garlic. Quinoa also tastes wonderful by itself. It’s loaded with antioxidants and it’s gluten free. If these aren’t enough to peak your interest in quinoa, perhaps this delicious quinoa recipe will be. This is a Julie original. Yes, I threw this recipe together and tweaked the ingredients until it tasted perfect. Please enjoy the recipe.
 
Cranberry Mint Quinoa
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish, Gluten Free
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of uncooked quinoa
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 heaping tbsp full of chopped mint
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta
Instructions
  1. Prepare the quinoa according to package directions or use a rice cooker following the same directions for cooking rice
  2. Allow the quinoa to cool
  3. Combine remaining ingredients with the quinoa and mix well
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ C

Comments

  1. Paula Hicks says

    I need to find an Earth Fare or some more healthy eatings grocery store to get some quinoa! I have been seeing quite a few tasty recipes that I have been wanting to try (including this one, i looooove mint) and I think looking at pictures is not going to settle my craving for quinoa :)

  2. Becca Acker says

    Following via the giveaway at Mom's Test Kitchen. Care to link up on my Healthy Tuesday post? ahumblebumble.blogspot.com

  3. Fifi @ AboutBloggingTime! says

    This looks so yummy!! Never had cranberries in it before, will definitely have to try.

    Newest follower via the hop. Have a great day.

  4. Barbara Hiatt says

    Julie, this looks so good! I haven't tried quinoa, but now I really want to! I'm pinning this!! :) Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm & Link Up! Hope to see you again next week!

    Barbara @ Chase the Star
    chasethestar.net

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