nutritional information

Per 1 1/4-cup serving:

  • Calories: 278
  • Protein: 11 g
  • Total Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 16 mg
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 6 g
Gluten-Free

Curried Quinoa with Blueberries and Snap Peas

Curried Quinoa with Blueberries and Snap Peas

Serves 8

30 minutes or fewer

Curry powder is usually a mix of spices such as coriander, turmeric, fenugreek, and ground chili. It’s a wonderful complement to the sweetness of blueberries.
  • 2 Tbs. plus 2 tsp. coconut oil, divided
  • 2 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 3 Tbs. curry powder
  • 1 pinch salt, optional
  • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped (¼ cup)
  • 1 ½ cups fresh snap peas
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
  • ¼ cup chopped unsalted cashews or roasted peanuts

1. Melt 2 Tbs. coconut oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add quinoa and curry powder. Sauté 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly toasted and fragrant. Add 4 cups water and salt (if using), and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 12 minutes without stirring, or until quinoa is cooked through and water is absorbed. Remove from heat, and keep covered.

2. Melt remaining 2 tsp. coconut 
oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add shallot, and sauté 2 minutes, or until translucent. Stir 
in snap peas, and sauté 5 minutes. Add blueberries, and cook 30 seconds, or until warmed through.

3. Combine blueberry mixture and quinoa in large bowl. Serve dolloped with yogurt and sprinkled with mint and cashews.

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July/August 2014

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comments

Delicious dinner! After reading the above comments I also added in a can of chickpeas and I broke the snap peas in half. It worked very well.

Bond - 2015-01-14 15:16:30

My whole family loved this recipe. I tossed in a 15-oz can of chickpeas for added substance and protein.

JP - 2014-08-18 20:31:39

My husband and I both enjoyed it. It was even good cold the next day. Next time I will break the peas in half or use smaller peas. My husband is not vegetarian by the way. He said "it doesn't even need any meat."

Mekare Maurin - 2014-08-16 03:08:48

Just my 2¢: 1 cup of blueberries is enough for me.

Cholo - 2014-08-11 18:51:13

Pretty delicious...I think the sugar snaps would be better if they were sliced. Needed a little salt, and we used 2 tbs regular curry and 1 tbs hot curry powder, which was a nice mix.

Jenny - 2014-07-23 23:30:50

Try this

Alma cook - 2014-07-15 16:57:34

Jenn,I have most of the igredients for this recipe, I can substitue the non-fat greek yogurt with sour cream & would just have to get cashews.Do you think the kids would like it?

Jennifer Grasso - 2014-06-27 20:12:05