Quinoa with Dried Apricots-Pecans

Quinoa sets the stage for healthy ingredients to mingle perfectly in a delicious side dish.


3 T chopped pecans
2/3 C quinoa
2/3 C orange juice
2/3 C water
1/2 C B & R Farms Dried Blenheim Apricots- diced
1/4 C golden raisins
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 T chopped fresh cilantro
1 T lemon juice
1 t olive oil
1/2 t salt


In small nonstick skillet, toast pecans over medium heat, stirring often until lightly toasted. Take off heat & let cool.

Place quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer; rinse under cold running water 2 minutes. In medium saucepan, stir together quinoa, orange juice & water and eat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover & simmer 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Transfer to a large bowl. Add apricots, raisins, green onions, cilantro and toasted pecans. Stir in lemon juice, oil and salt. Serve room temperature or cold. Serves 4.