Apple Walnut Quinoa
Craving something healthy on this lovely morning? This dish works as breakfast, lunch or a side! Apples provide a comforting sweetness, orange zest a depth of flavor, cinnamon a festive background and walnuts a toasty, crunch topping!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
- 2 tbsp butter or coconut oil
- 2 medium apples thinly sliced
- zest and juice of 1 orange
- 1 c quinoa uncooked
- 3 c water for quinoa
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 cup walnuts
Melt coconut oil in a pot on medium heat.
Add Apple slices in a single layer. Sprinkle with cinnamon, half of the amount of orange zest, and juice.
Let the apples cook on medium or medium low heat until they begin to caramelize, about 10 minutes. Stir every so often to prevent burning.
Once the apples are mostly caramelized, add dry quinoa and toast for a minute.
Add water and salt and rest of orange juice to the pot. Turn heat to high allow to come to a boil.
Reduce to simmer and cook until water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
Toast walnuts until fragrant.
Garnish with the remaining orange zest and walnuts