Sunday, November 4, 2012

Recipe of the Day

Quinoa Pilaf


 2 cups water
 1 cup quinoa
 1 tablespoon olive oil
 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions, white and green parts
 1/2 cup dried cranberries
 1 1/3 teaspoon lemon zest

 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  Juice of 1 lemon
 2 teaspoons honey
 1/3 teaspoon salt
 1/3 teaspoon pepper
 1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted


1) In a medium saucepan, bring the quinoa and water to a boil over medium high heat. Lower heat and simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender, approx. 18 mins. Fluff quinoa with a fork and light cool slightly.

2) Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine the oil, cranberries, scallions, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice and honey. Stir in quinoa. Season with salt and pepper. Top with the toasted pecans.

*This recipe provides 4 servings.*

Nutritional value per serving:

Calories: 326
Protein:  7 grams
Carbs:   43 grams
Fat:       16 grams
Fiber:  5 grams

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