Herby apricot quinoa

Herby apricot quinoa

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Bring some South American flavour to the table with this fruity side dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal327
  • fat17g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre2g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.04g


  • 200g quinoa



    Tiny, bead-shaped seeds (although more similarly treated like grains) with a little tail…

  • about 8-10 dried apricots



    A relative of the peach, nectarine, plum and cherry, apricots are fragrant, with a soft, velvety…

  • zest 1 lemon and half the juice



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • large handful each flat-leaf parsley and mint, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 50g toasted pine nuts


  1. Cook quinoa following the pack instructions, then drain if there is any excess liquid. Meanwhile, pour some boiling water over the apricots in a bowl to plump them up.

  2. Tip the cooked quinoa into a bowl and stir in the lemon zest, juice and olive oil with some seasoning. Drain the apricots, roughly chop, and stir into the quinoa along with the herbs. Scatter with pine nuts and serve.

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27th Apr, 2014
So simple and very flavourful.
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