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  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger (peeled and grated)
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 cup golden quinoa (well washed and drained)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries (chopped)
  • 1 cup chopped spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cashews (lightly toasted and chopped)

Golden Quinoa Pilaf with Tart Cherries

Jennifer Brewer | Delicious Living
  • Serves: 4 people
  • Calories per serving: 342

A pilaf to please everyone—it’s a little sweet, a little tart, and a little savory. Quinoa is another great source of soluble fiber; spinach provides beta-carotene and vitamin C; and ginger, turmeric, and cherries all contain anti-inflammatory compounds. For good fats, add 3 tablespoons hempseed to the quinoa after cooking.

Immunity boosters: Quinoa, spinach, ginger, turmeric, cherries

  1. In a medium pot, stir coconut oil, ginger, turmeric, cumin, and coriander over medium-high heat until fragrant.
  2. Add quinoa and stir to coat. Add water, bring to a boil, and then reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, or until all water is absorbed. Remove from heat; leave covered 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in cherries, spinach, green onions, and lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper, sprinkle with cashews, and serve.

PER SERVING: 342 cal, 15g fat (5g mono, 3g poly, 6g sat), 0mg chol, 10g protein, 37g carb, 5g fiber, 17mg sodium

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