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RECIPE: Quinoa Stuffing

Looking for a complex carbohydrate side dish for the holidays? We’ve got the recipe for you! This Quinoa Stuffing has complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and tons of festive holiday flavors.

Quinoa Stuffing

Makes 5 servings

Serving Size: ½ cup

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup Quinoa, dry
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ½ each Whole bay leaf
  • ¾ cup Water
  • 3 oz Zucchini, cubed
  • 3 oz Yellow squash, cubed
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 3 each Green onions, sliced ½” pieces
  • ¾ oz Dried apricots
  • ¾ oz Dried cranberries
  • 3 Tbsp Italian parsley, fresh, chopped
  • 2 ½ tsp Mint, fresh, chopped
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp Lemon zest
  • ½ tsp Olive oil

Directions:

  1. Boil water and season with bay leaf and salt. Add quinoa and return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, until quinoa absorbs the water. Remove from heat, remove the bay leaf, and let cool.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking – heat oil in a pan and sauté the zucchini and yellow squash, season with salt and pepper. Sauté until lightly browned. Combine vegetables and quinoa.
  3. Drizzle on ½ tsp oil and stir in green onions, apricots, cranberries, parsley, and mint. Grate in lemon zest and squeeze on lemon juice to taste. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Portion out ½ cup stuffing and enjoy!
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  • November 20, 2019

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