March 12th, 2012 | Posted by

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a quick and super-healthy side dish that is one of my favorites. It also makes a great topping for salads if there are any leftovers. Just two ingredients from Trader Joes make a fresh and delicious vegetarian dish. Quinoa is so healthy and it’s full of protein, unlike wheat or rice. It is also a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, and iron.


  • 1 package quinoa
  • 1 package of Trader Joe’s Rosemary Pecans and Cranberries

(I use 1 cup dry quinoa with half package of TJ nut mix.)


  1. Prepare quinoa in a pot according to package instructions.
  2. Chop up nut mixture on cutting board.
  3. Add nut mixture to your warm quinoa and stir.
  4. Enjoy your healthy dish!


  1. Shirley says:

    I have been thinking of trying a new quinoa recipe since my hubby isn’t too keen on it. Maybe this will win him over! Sounds delish to me!

  2. Dorothea says:

    This recipe looks yummy. I was looking for some great vegan recipes. I’ll have to try this one. I will also tell my sister about this website. God bless!

  3. Patty Hernandez says:

    I love quinoa & will surely be making this for during my annual fast…looks so yuumy!

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