Gluten-Free Honey-Soaked Cilantro Quinoa

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Gluten-Free Honey-Soaked Cilantro Quinoa
Gluten-Free Honey-Soaked Cilantro Quinoa
Amie Valpone

Gluten-Free Honey-Soaked Cilantro Quinoa

Let’s clean out our pantries, shall we? And while we’re at it, let’s toss all that summer-fresh cilantro and sweet, ripe oranges into the mix, as well. If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a whole pantry full of quinoa. And a whole binder full of quinoa recipes.

I’ve been using quinoa so much lately and I thought I’d take a break from the oven and let a little bit of summer back into my life by whipping up a sweet quinoa salad.

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Ready in
30 m
4
Servings
341
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup quinoa
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 Cup cilantro, chopped finely
  • 1/3 Cup peanuts
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 2 Tablespoons orange zest
  • 2 scallions, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

Directions

Cook the quinoa according to the package directions. Remove from the heat and immediately transfer to a large bowl. Add the honey and gently toss to combine. Set aside to soak, covered, for 10 minutes. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Transfer to serving bowls. Serve warm or chilled. Enjoy.

Honey Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Honey Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
15%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Protein
13g
25%
Carbs
52g
17%
Vitamin A
13µg
1%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
19.3%
Vitamin C
23mg
39%
Vitamin E
3mg
14%
Vitamin K
20µg
25%
Calcium
66mg
7%
Fiber
7g
28%
Folate (food)
163µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
163µg
41%
Iron
4mg
21%
Magnesium
152mg
38%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
346mg
49%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
541mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.4%
Sodium
125mg
5%
Sugars, added
4g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
23%
Zinc
2mg
16%

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