Quinoa with Cranberries & Toasted Almonds
This is one of my favorite ways to serve quinoa as a warm side dish with chicken or pork - it is also delicious on its own or on top of a salad.
- 2 cups cooked quinoa cooked in chicken or veggie broth
- 1/4 cup almonds toasted and chopped
- 1/2 cup low sugar dried cranberries
- 1 tsp fresh thyme or 1/3 to 1/2 as much dried
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 tsp orange zest
- salt to taste
In a small bowl, combine the dried cranberries and thyme (if using dried) and let sit for 15 min or until the cranberries are soft and hydrated.
Drain off any remaining water and add the cranberries, thyme, orange zest and almonds to the quinoa. Add salt to taste.
I usually serve this dish warm but it also makes a great cold salad with the addition of a little vinaigrette or some fresh squeezed lemon juice.