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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Jeweled Quinoa Salad

What You Need

1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1 T olive oil
4 green onions, chopped
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
3 tsp garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
2 T dried apricots
2 T dried cranberries
2 T dried raisins
1/4 cup pistachios, chopped
1 T lemon juice

What You Do

~ Combine turmeric with 1 1/2 cups hot water and stir until dissolved.

~ Heat olive oil in a saucepan. Add green onions and quinoa and sauté for three minutes. Add garlic and cook one more minute. Pour turmeric water over quinoa. Add bay leaf and salt and pepper to taste.

~ Bring to a simmer and reduce to low. Cover and cook 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat. Fold in fruits and cover. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Stir in pistachios, green onion and lemon juice and enjoy!

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