Recipe: Citrus Cherry Pistachio Quinoa

June 21, 2016

This quinoa delivered. 


I needed to spice up my life a little bit, so I practiced what I preach and incorporated some new ingredients into my usual go to [olive oil, salt, pepper]


Seriously when is that combo ever not appropriate?


Anywho, I went for some citrus flavors and I'm definitely not mad about it.


These flavors were so refreshing and I don't know about you, but this heat lately is killing me! I know, I know, I shouldn't complain. It's only summer for approximately 1 month here in NEPA. 


So go ahead, make your taste buds happy and cool down with this fun flavored quinoa dish! 


Citrus Cherry Pistachio Quinoa 

Serves 2 | 15 min prep time | 20 min cook time



1/2 onion

1/4 cup quinoa (rinsed)

2 tablespoons olive oil 

1 tablespoon Apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Zest of 1/2 lemon and 1/2 orange

Salt & pepper to taste 

Dried cherries 

Chopped pistachios 


1.) In medium size pot, sauté onion in 1 tbsp olive oil and cook onion until translucent.

2.) Add 1/2 cup quinoa and dried cherries to pot and cover quinoa with water.

3.) Bring contents to a boil, cover pot, and simmer for about 15 mins until quinoa soaks up liquid.

4.) While quinoa is cooking, prepare dressing in a small bowl by mixing additional 1 tbsp of olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, orange/lemon zest, and salt & pepper.

5.) Place cooked quinoa is large mixing bowl, add dressing, and chopped pistachios.

6.) Serve chilled and enjoy! 


 As always - feel free to add/ leave out any ingredients! Let me know what you think!






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