Pistachio Minted Cranberry Quinoa Recipe

Pistachio Minted Cranberry Quinoa Recipe

This is one of my top picks for your Christmas table. It’s a colourful supercharged starter or main that I hope will be gracing your family table this year.

Pistachio Minted Cranberry Quinoa Recipe

By: Lee Holmes

A supercharged, colourful starter (or main) that is sure to start your Christmas with a bang! A perfect Christmas table pick.


Servings

4

Prep time

Cook time

Recipe

GF, V


Ingredients

  • Olive oil, for frying (optional)
  • 1½ cups white quinoa, thoroughly rinsed & drained
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • ½ tsp sea salt (optional), plus extra to serve
  • ⅔ dried cranberries
  • ⅔ pistachio nut kernels
  • 2 tbsp lemon oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Method


  • Heat a drizzle of olive oil (if using) in a large saucepan over medium–high heat and add the quinoa. Cook, stirring, for about 1 min to let the rinsing water evaporate and toast the quinoa (this brings out the earthy flavour.) Stir in the stock and salt, then bring to a rolling boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 12–15 mins until the quinoa is cooked. Remove from the heat and stand, covered, in the saucepan for 5 mins.
  • Fluff the quinoa gently with a fork and transfer to a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Season to taste and serve.

  

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Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.

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