Quinoa and Cranberry Pilaf

Ready in
34 min
This beautiful dish is easy to prepare and perfect for holidays. Enjoy the delicious leftovers for lunch.

Serving Size


Estimated Cost*


Per Serving

Prep Time

10 min

Cooking Time

24 min

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 cup Quinoa uncooked, rinsed and drained
1 cup Red Onion
3 tbsp Cider Vinegar or lemon juice
1 clove Garlic
1.75 cups Chicken Broth no sodium
4 cups Green Beans
0.5 tsp Salt
0.25 tsp Pepper
2.5 cups Baby Spinach leaves
0.5 cup Dried Cranberries
0.25 cup Pumpkin seeds toasted (optional)
0.25 cup Goat cheese crumbled reduced-fat


  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in saucepan over medium-high heat; stir in quinoa and ¼ tteaspoon of the salt. Cook, stirring until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  2. Pour in chicken broth. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer. Cover and cook until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand for 5 minutes and fluff with fork. Transfer to bowl and let cool.
  3. Place green beans and ½ cup water in shallow heatproof dish; cover and microwave on high until tender, 1-2 minutes. Immediately immerse in bowl of ice water and let cool completely. Drain well and pat dry.
  4. Meanwhile, in large bowl, stir together remaining oil, red onion, vinegar, garlic and remaining salt and pepper. Add quinoa, green beans, baby spinach, cranberries and pumpkin seeds (if using); transfer to large serving platter and sprinkle with goat cheese.

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