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Apple-Almond Quinoa

Apple-Almond Quinoa

Since apples are in abundance during the fall season, why not take advantage of this versatile fruit? This vegetarian quinoa dish is full of apples, cinnamon and almonds and adds a fun twist to your quinoa. It makes for a nice gluten-free breakfast cereal or for a savory side dish that goes well with a salad. Very comforting and delicious!

Apple-Almond Quinoa


1 cup quinoa
1 cup water
2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
medium onion, chopped
cup carrots, peeled and shredded
1 Granny Smith apple or apple of choice, unpeeled and cubed
teaspoons cinnamon
4 tablespoons sliced almonds, lightly toasted
1 teaspoon palm sugar or your favorite sweetener
teaspoon sea salt
Dash of pepper


  • Rinse quinoa well and add to pot along with water. Heat to boiling and reduce to a very low simmer. Cook until liquid evaporates, about 15 to 20 minutes. Don’t stir while cooking.
  • Saut onions and carrots in pan with olive oil on medium heat, stirring occasionally. After about 5 minutes, add apples and more oil if needed. Cook until tender. Stir in cinnamon, almonds and palm sugar.
  • Mix quinoa with apple mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serves: 4 to 6

Cooking time: 30 minutes

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1:00AM PST on Nov 25, 2013

Thank you :)

3:25PM PST on Nov 23, 2013

Yum.. I'm getting hungry already :)

4:41PM PST on Nov 22, 2013

Sounds good a quick healthy meal nice and easy thank you

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4:49AM PST on Nov 22, 2013

We have all of these ingredients on hand - I'm going to try it tonight. What a perfect combination of good-for-you things, and it's appealing because I'm a savory person who prefers veggies to fruits and my husband is a sweet person who much prefers fruit - it sounds like it's just the right balance!

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