I’ve been on a bit of a quinoa kick however after making a double recipe of my quinoa salad a few weeks ago – which lasted over a week – I knew it was time to switch things up! I was inspired by the recipe on the back of my quinoa bag from SAMs club and made a few tweeks to make it my own – and it turned out delicious!!!
I love when I can do an entire dish in one pot! And this is no exception.
I started by toasting 1/2 cup slivered almonds over medium heat until golden.
Next I added 1 cup of quinoa and roasted about 5 minutes. While this was roasting I boiled 1 1/2 cups of water in the microwave
Once the quinoa and almonds are toasted add the boiling water along with 1/2 cup of dried cranberries, a dash of sea salt and 1 tsp of cinnamon
Bring all contents to a boil and simmer covered until all water is absorbed, about 10-12 minutes
Serve alongside your favorite meals – my pick – grilled chicken tenders and grilled summer vegetables (squash, zucchini and onions)
This smelled amazing while cooking and tasted even better! Excited for the leftovers!!!
These leftovers were great cold added to some salmon and grilled veggies and as a topping on a salad.