Quinoa with Dried Cherries and Pistachios
1 cup pre-washed quinoa
2 cups low sodium chicken broth (or water)
1/4 cup dried sweet cherries, chopped (or craisins)
1/4 cup dry-roasted pistachios, chopped
1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Fresh ground pepper
1. Add 2 cups chicken broth to a sauce pan; bring to a boil. Add quinoa; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Remove from heat; set aside, and cool slightly.
2. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, and pepper in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add quinoa, cherries, and pistachios; toss gently to combine.