Thursday: Curried Cranberry & Almond Quinoa

Today's post highlights something nutritious you can serve on the dinner table as a side, as an alternative to rice or other grains. This would make a good lunch as well. High in protein and gluten-free, quinoa is often touted as a superfood packed with amazing health benefits. 

When we add a curry twist to this ancient grain, you won't even realize how healthy it is because it tastes so good. 

Curried Cranberry & Almond Quinoa with Arvinda's Curry Powder.

Curried Cranberry & Almond Quinoa with Arvinda's Curry Powder.

Curried Cranberry & Almond Quinoa

Serve this as a side. For a more intense curry flavour, try this recipe with Arvinda's Curry Masala in substitute of Arvinda's Curry Powder. 

¼ cup quinoa, rinsed in several changes of water
2 cups water
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. olive oil
1 cup spinach, finely chopped
½ small red onion, chopped
1 tsp. Arvinda’s Curry Powder
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup sliced almonds

Method of Preparation: 

Add quinoa to a pot with water and salt. Boil until water is absorbed.

In a separate pot, heat olive oil on medium-low heat. Add onions and sauté for a couple of minutes. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Fold in quinoa and Arvinda’s Curry Powder. Fold in dried cranberries and sliced almonds.

We wrote this recipe to serve 2-4 people, so it would be suitable for everyday lunches or dinners. Double or triple the recipe if you’re serving a larger crowd.

Note: Keep this recipe in your back pocket for the upcoming holiday season. It would be a nice addition to a holiday turkey dinner. 

Posted on October 17, 2013 and filed under Arvinda's Curry Masala, recipe, Arvinda's Curry Powder.