Red Quinoa

Serves 2
Fresh apple slices add seasonal flavor to this quick-cooking and nutrient-packed grain.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 cup red quinoa, soaked and drained
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and julienned
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon


  1. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. When oil shimmers, add onions and salt and cook until translucent, 3 minutes.
  2. Add quinoa and 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until grains have expanded and water has evaporated, 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in apples and lemon juice and serve.
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