Quinoa & Apple Stuffing

Quinoa & Apple Stuffing Recipe

By Hot For Food

🔪Prep Time: 10 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 21 minutes

Ingredients

1 C quinoa

1/4 tsp sea salt

1 1/2 C + 1/2 C low-sodium vegetable stock

1 diced apple

1 tsp fresh thyme

2 tbsp + 1 tbsp olive oil

1 C finely chopped leek

3/4 C finely chopped celery

1 finely chopped shallot

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp finely chopped sage

1 tsp finely chopped rosemary

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1/2 C dried cranberries

1/3 C finely chopped parsley

Instructions

1Rinse quinoa in a sieve under water for approximately 30 seconds and drain thoroughly. Add it to a pot with the low-sodium vegetable stock and sea salt, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir in diced apple and cover with a lid. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes. Once all the water is absorbed, remove the pot from the heat and stir in fresh thyme and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

2While the quinoa is cooking, you can create the other component to the stuffing. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium heat and sauté leek, celery, and shallot for 4 minutes until soft.

3Add in garlic, sage, rosemary, nutmeg, sea salt, and ground black pepper, and cook for 2 minutes. You may need to reduce the heat to med-low so you don’t burn the garlic. Then add in a 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable stock and simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Add in dried cranberries and parsley and cook for another 2 minutes. Mix this into the quinoa and apple component and serve warm.

4You could also make this dish ahead of time and then reheat in the oven before serving.

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