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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- 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
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.