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Spicy Apple Cran Pecan Quinoa

Annette Zito, KitchAnnette™
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 apple peeled & cubed (I used Cortland)
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh sage, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries/craisins
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Prepare quinoa according to package instructions. Set aside.
  • Drizzle olive oil in a sauté pan. Add shallots & apple, sauté over medium heat until shallots become translucent & apple softens. Stir in herbs, pecans, dried cranberries, & spices (adjust to taste as preferred).
  • Once fully combined, mix in the cooked quinoa. Let cook, mixing, for about 5 minutes until evenly blended. Plate and serve.