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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 216.6
  • Total Fat: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 73.7 mg
  • Sodium: 249.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 13.6 g

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Maindish Cherry Quinoa

Submitted by: ONESILLYME

Introduction

Recipe is from Washington Fruit Commission. Use Bing type cherries for color, yellow cherries would taste fine but visually blend in to the quinoa. Very low calorie, high fiber, lots and lots of trace minerals. Can omit shrimp to make vegetarian & still have plenty of protein from the quinoa. Made it tonight--cherries and shrimp go surprisingly well together! Recipe is from Washington Fruit Commission. Use Bing type cherries for color, yellow cherries would taste fine but visually blend in to the quinoa. Very low calorie, high fiber, lots and lots of trace minerals. Can omit shrimp to make vegetarian & still have plenty of protein from the quinoa. Made it tonight--cherries and shrimp go surprisingly well together!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 Tbs olive oil (can sub. other veggie oil)
    1 14 oz can reduced sodium chicken broth (or substitute reconstituted sodium free granules)
    1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
    2 Tbs Anaheim Chii pepper, chopped
    1/2 tsp salt substitute (or salt)
    1/4 tsp ground black pepper
    2 cups pitted Northwest sweet cherries
    8 oz. small cooked, peeled shrimp
    1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

    Optional: prepared salsa on the side

Directions

Saute' onion & garlic in oil, add broth, quinoa, Anaheim pepper, salt and ground pepper. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat. Cover and simmer 12-18 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Fluff mixture and gently stir in cherries, shrimp and parsley. Serve with salsa if desired.

Serving Size: Makes 6 servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ONESILLYME.






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