Apricot Cilantro Quinoa Pilaf

Apricot Cilantro Quinoa Pilaf
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Apricot Cilantro Quinoa Pilaf

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Apricot Cilantro Quinoa Pilaf

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:

351 kcal

Daily value:

18%

Servings:

4
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 57 g
  • Protein 13 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 8 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 2617 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 132 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg
  • Vitamin D 4 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 4 µg
  • Alanine 1 g
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 4 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Betaine 315 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 64 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 466 µg
  • Carotene, beta 1316 µg
  • Cholesterol 7 mg
  • Choline, total 51 mg
  • Copper, Cu 1 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 4 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 4 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 2 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 8 g
  • Folate, DFE 98 µg
  • Folate, food 99 µg
  • Folate, total 99 µg
  • Fructose 2 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 4 g
  • Glutamic acid 2 g
  • Glycine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 4 mg
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 155 µg
  • Lycopene 328 µg
  • Lysine 1 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 142 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Niacin 2 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phenylalanine 1 g
  • Phosphorus, P 284 mg
  • Potassium, K 680 mg
  • Proline 1 g
  • Retinol 2 µg
  • Selenium, Se 9 µg
  • Serine 1 g
  • Sodium, Na 1066 mg
  • Starch 26 g
  • Sucrose 1 g
  • Sugars, total 8 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 2 mg
  • Valine 1 g
  • Water 103 g
  • Zinc, Zn 3 mg
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