Herbed Quinoa with Peas and Scallions

Weight Watchers recipe Simple and healthy side dish

Yield: 4 servings
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  • 1 cup(s) quinoa rinsed
  • 1 cup(s) orange juice
  • 3/4 cup(s) water
  • 2 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 2 teaspoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 cup(s) frozen peas thawed
  • 1/4 cup(s) chopped basil
  • 3 tablespoon(s) chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoon(s) grated orange zest
  • 3 scallions chopped


  1. 1. Combine the quinoa, orange juice, water, cumin and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until all of the liquid is absorbed, 15 - 18 minutes.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high head and add the garlic. Saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the scallions, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Saute until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  3. 3. Transfer the quinoa to a bowl and stir in the pea mixture, basil, cilantro, and orange zest; mix well. Serve at once or at room temperature.
February 2013

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