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Honey Grapefruit Quinoa with Fresh Mint, Cranberries, and Almonds January 8, 2013

Jamie says: Happy 2013! (Better late than never.) To ring in the new year, I brought this sweet and tart quinoa dish to my friend Danielle’s for a nice holiday dinner together. After all, 2013 is THE year of the quinoa. It was a hit (or at least they told me they liked it), and I couldn’t wait to eat the leftovers for snack time at work.

How are those New Year’s Resolutions going? This year I just picked one, and so far, so great.

Honey Grapefruit Quinoa with Fresh Mint, Cranberries, and Almonds

Honey Grapefruit Quinoa with Fresh Mint, Cranberries, and Almonds

Secret: In addition to the grapefruit sections you can see, there’s also some “hidden” grapefruit? I cooked the quinoa in grapefruit juice and added grapefruit zest, too.

Fruity and fresh

Fruity and fresh

The fresh mint on the quinoa makes this dish pop! The grapefruit, honey, and cranberries add a sweet and tart combo. And the almonds add a nice crunch.

"Honey nut" isn't just for Cheerios...(although I do enjoy those)

“Honey nut” isn’t just for Cheerios…(although I do enjoy those)

Never heard of or had quinoa? Give this super food a try this year!

Celebrate quinoa this year!

Celebrate quinoa this year!

Honey Grapefruit Quinoa with Fresh Mint, Cranberries, and Almonds

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa, pre-washed (Ancient Harvest)
  • 2 cups 100% grapefruit juice, ruby red (Florida’s Natural)
  • 1 lemon, rind only
  • 1 red grapefruit, rind and fruit
  • 2 Tbsp honey (Publix, pure clover)
  • dash coarse sea salt (Alessi)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries (Ocean Spray, Craisins)
  • 1/4 cup almonds, roasted and salted  (Wonderful)
  • 20 leaves fresh mint (The Herbal Garden)

Directions:

  1. In a medium pot on high heat, add quinoa and grapefruit juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook about 15 minutes or until all grapefruit juice is absorbed, stirring occasionally. 
  2. Meanwhile, use a microplane to zest a lemon and grapefruit. Section grapefruit and set aside in a separate reclosable container. (Save lemon for another recipe).
  3. In pot of cooked quinoa, stir in lemon zest, grapefruit zest, honey, and sea salt. Scoop into a bowl and refrigerate 2 hours or until chilled.
  4. Before serving, remove quinoa from refrigerator and top with grapefruit sections, cranberries, and almonds. Use kitchen shears (or a cutting board and knife) to chop mint and sprinkle on top. Serve cold.

Yield: 4 servings

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