Moroccan Quinoa


1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chopped shallots
1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
1 cup water
1 cup apple juice
1 cup ivory quinoa, rinsed
1 1/2 tsp GF chicken flavor bouillon
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/3 cup chopped dried cherries or cranberries or currants
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
salt and pepper to taste


Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Stir in water, apple juice, quinoa, bouillon and cumin. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook 15 minutes or until most liquid is absorbed.

Remove from heat and stir in dried cherries and lemon juice. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

Add cilantro and pine nuts; fluff with fork and serve. Season with salt and pepper.

This recipe is also linked to...

Savory Sunday
Everyday Sisters' Sharing Sundays: Nuts
Gluten-Free Wednesday
Delicious Dishes


Kim McCallie said...

I've never had quinoa but I like most grains so I would love to try it. It looks really delicious! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Jenni said...

oh i LOVE quinoa! I like how it soaks up all the flavours of everything you put with it...

Have you ever tried quinoa as a substitute for rice? it's sooooo good with chili!

Jenni xx