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Red Quinoa with Cherries and Smoked Almonds

Red Quinoa with Cherries and Smoked Almonds


  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 cup red quinoa
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup smoked almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring vegetable stock to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high. Stir in quinoa, cover pot, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove pot from heat and let sit, covered, for 10 minutes more. Uncover and fluff with a fork.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cherries, almonds, chives, olive oil, sherry vinegar, and quinoa. Stir until well mixed. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 223 kcal cal., 9 g fat (1 g sat. fat), 81 mg sodium, 6 g fiber, 6 g pro., 45 mg calcium, 2 mg iron. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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