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Quinoa With Pine Nuts And Apricots

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Ingredients
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Quinoa 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Toasted pine nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Ground coriander 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Coarsely chopped dried apricots 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Scallions 1 Bunch (100 gm), thinly sliced
  Red bell pepper/3 tablespoons dried sweet bell peppers 1 , finely diced
Directions

MAKING
1. In a medium saucepan add water and boil.
2. Add quina while stirring. Simmer 10 minutes.
3. Turn the heat off. Let quinoa rest in the covered pot for 10 minutes, so that the additional water is absorbed.
4. Transfer the quinoa to a salad bowl and fluff it very lightly using a fork till the grain is cool.
5. In a dry skillet toast the pine nuts on medium heat. Stir for 3 minutes till the nuts are golden brown. Keep it aside.
6. Cool the quinoa and add the rest of the ingredients.
7. Toss so that the grains are well coated.

SERVING
8. Serve Quinoa With Pine Nuts And Apricots immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Tossed
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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