This is my new favorite way to eat quinoa!!!!!  I’ve tried it with vegetables but fruit is the best!


2 cups water

1 cup quinoa

1/2 cup pitted chopped dates

1/4 cup golden raisins

1/4 cup dried cranberries

3 scallions, chopped

3 Tbsp chopped cilantro

3 Tbsp pine nuts, toasted

2 Tbsp fresh lime juice

1 Tbsp olive oil

2 tsp honey

1/2 tsp salt


Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan.  Add the quinoa, cover, and cook, until tender and the water has evaporated, about 15 minutes.  Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the dates, dried fruits, scallions, cilantro, and pine nuts.


Whisk together the lime juice, oil, honey, and salt in a small bowl.  Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss to coat.


Makes 4 servings for 7 pts or 10 pts +

The points are a bit high, but it’s very filling and I had cantalope with it for 0 points.  Quinoa is the only grain that is a complete protein.