Quinoa With Pistachios and Dried Cherries

Quinoa With Pistachios and Dried Cherries

Take your meal-prepped quinoa from average to extraordinary with this innovative quinoa recipe with pistachios and dried cherries.

Quinoa is hugely versatile and is incredibly easy to cook, so there’s always a good reason to work this superfood into your daily meal routine.

With its naturally nutty flavor, quinoa pairs perfectly with slightly tart dried cherries. Buttery pistachios provide just the right amount of crunch, making this bright, refreshing quinoa recipe an excellent addition to your weekly meal prep.

This healthy quinoa recipe features naturally nutty quinoa, slightly tart dried cherries and buttery pistachios for just the right amount of crunch.
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Quinoa with Pistachios and Dried Cherries

This healthy quinoa recipe features naturally nutty quinoa, slightly tart dried cherries and buttery pistachios for just the right amount of crunch.

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 20 mins
Servings 8 servings, about ⅔ cup each
Calories 177 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • cup raw pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup dried cherries (low sugar preferably), coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup champagne (or balsamic) vinegar

Instructions

  1. Combine quinoa, green onions, pistachios, cherries, and basil in large serving bowl; mix well.

  2. Season with salt and pepper; drizzle with olive oil and vinegar; toss gently to blend.

  3. Refrigerate, covered, for 2 to 3 hours, or until cold. Serve cold.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Quinoa with Pistachios and Dried Cherries
Amount Per Serving (0.66 cup)
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 317mg14%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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