Apricot Cilantro Quinoa Pilaf

Apricot Cilantro Quinoa Pilaf
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Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon  olive oil
  • shallot, chopped
  • 1 Cup  quinoa
  • 2 Cups  low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1/4 Cup  dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup  pumpkin seeds or pepitas, toasted
  • 2 Tablespoons  chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  •   Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  •   Lemon juice, to taste

Dried apricots sprinkle this quinoa pilaf with chewy, sweet fruit flavors which balance crunchy, toasted pumpkin seeds. Cilantro and lemon juice brighten this hearty, healthy grain salad. This recipe comes to us from Jen Brody of Domestic Divas.

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Directions

Heat the olive oil in a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Add the shallot and sauté until softened, about 3-5 minutes.


Rinse the quinoa in a colander under cold water for 2 minutes. Add the quinoa, stock, and apricots to the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 10-15 minutes or according to package directions.


When the quinoa is cooked through, remove the pot from the heat and fold in the pumpkin seeds and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Finish with lemon juice, to taste. Garnish with some extra cilantro and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

263 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, Low Sodium Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

13%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 39g 60%
  • Carbs 148g 49%
  • Saturated 6g 28%
  • Fiber 19g 75%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 24g
  • Monounsaturated 17g
  • Polyunsaturated 13g
  • Protein 36g 72%
  • Sodium 99mg 4%
  • Calcium 160mg 16%
  • Magnesium 530mg 133%
  • Potassium 1,864mg 53%
  • Iron 12mg 67%
  • Zinc 8mg 53%
  • Phosphorus 1,192mg 170%
  • Vitamin A 90µg 10%
  • Vitamin C 27mg 44%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 46%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 38%
  • Niacin (B3) 5mg 25%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 58%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 365µg 91%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 8mg 39%
  • Vitamin K 31µg 38%
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