Servings: 6

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 9

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 25 Minutes

Ready In: 40 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock (substitute: water)
  • 1/2 cup craisins and/or dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (toasted)
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar (substitute: apple cider vinegar)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Bring the quinoa, salt, and water to a boil in a saucepan
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, 20 to 25 minutes
  3. Once done, transfer into a large serving bowl, and let it cool for 20 minutes
  4. Once cool, stir in the green onions, craisins, apricots, cayenne pepper, vegetable oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and sesame oil
  5. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend
  6. Just before serving, stir in the cilantro and pecans.

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