Nutty Quinoa and Cranberry Pilaf

Nutty Quinoa and Cranberry Pilaf

Nutty Quinoa and Cranberry Pilaf is a delightful and nutritious dish that will elevate any meal. This recipe combines the earthy flavors of quinoa with the sweet and tart notes of cranberries, creating a harmonious balance of taste and texture.


  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup of chopped nuts (such as almonds or pecans)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start by rinsing the quinoa under cold water to remove any bitterness.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until they become translucent.
  3. Add the quinoa to the skillet and toast it for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Pour in the vegetable broth, add a pinch of salt and pepper, and bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
  6. Stir in the dried cranberries and chopped nuts, and let the mixture sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  7. Fluff the pilaf with a fork, garnish with fresh herbs if desired, and serve hot.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Nutty Quinoa and Cranberry Pilaf is a versatile side dish that pairs perfectly with roasted vegetables, grilled chicken, or as a standalone vegan meal. It’s not only delicious but also packed with protein and antioxidants.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 250, Protein: 6g, Carbohydrates: 40g, Fiber: 5g, Sugars: 10g

Nutty Quinoa and Cranberry Pilaf is a recipe that will impress your family and friends. Its vibrant colors and rich flavors make it a standout dish for holiday gatherings or weeknight dinners. Plus, it’s quick and easy to prepare, making it a go-to recipe for busy cooks. Try it today and savor the wholesome goodness of this delightful pilaf.

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