Recipe: Citrus Cherry Pistachio Quinoa

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!

Ingredients:

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


Directions:

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!

Citrus Cherry Pistachio Quinoa

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