Cranberry, Orange and Almond Quinoa

This quinoa recipe has got to be one of my favorite meals. Extremely easy to prepare, no cooking skills are required whatsoever for that one. Unfortunately, I would be the only one at home who really enjoys it. Both my kids pass their turn when I make that. Thank goodness, they’re old enough to fix their own supper when they’re not happy with what I made! Here’s what my daughter chose to eat tonight… Good girl! ;o)

Back to my quinoa recipe. Like I said, it’s one of my favorite meals. Right up there on my top 50, for sure… (I don’t think I could ever narrow it down to any less than that!). However, there are 2 things I sort of hate about it. One, it’s extremely calorie dense. We are talking about 700 calories for the serving pictured. Two, it just never seems to fill me up. I’m always just as hungry when I finish eating it than when I started. So I almost consider this one a treat. A healthy treat!

If you want to try it, here’s how:

(The recipe is for, you guessed it, one single serving!)


  • ½ cup dry quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 small orange, supremed
  • ½ avocado, diced
  • 15g craisins
  • 15g crushed almonds, roasted


  • Put the quinoa in a strainer and rinse it thoroughly under running water, then cook it like you would rice.
  • Meanwhile, supreme the orange, roast the almonds, dice the avocado and toss in a mixing bowl along with the dry cranberries.
  • When the quinoa is cooked, add it to the other ingredients. Mix well, season to taste and enjoy!


3 Comments to “Cranberry, Orange and Almond Quinoa”

  1. Looks super…getting to ‘know’ quinoa and really like it. I made this one recently ( which lists as feeding 16 but I think it is more like 4 (typo on their part). Yummy. At least in your recipe, fiber and protein values are excellent and fat is good for you avocado fat.

  2. Oh yeah, forgot to mention that I substituted quinoa for rice (but I guess you have figured that out already!)

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