Cranberry Quinoa

Cranberry Quinoa

I was initially introduced to this dish by a friend who is no longer in this realm. We got together at least once a month with Mom and another woman to play Bid Whist, then partake in a meal. Marilyn prepared a couscous dish with east African notes using currants and cashews perfectly paired with chicken. I enjoyed the dish so greatly I improvised and came up with an equally satisfying result that is far more economical. Cranberry Quinoa is a great vegan side dish that is lightning quick to prepare, good for the holidays, in addition everyone will enjoy.


  • 1.5 Cup Organic Quinoa
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1 Not Chikn Bouillon Cube
  • 1/4 Cup Organic Dried Cranberries or Currants
  • 1/4 Cup Organic Roasted Peanuts or Cashews (Unsalted)
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Garlic Clove
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 teaspoon Seasoning Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Marjoram


Toast quinoa in a saucepan on high heat for a few minutes until browned. Stir frequently to prevent burning. Add stock, olive oil, garlic, seasonings and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat to low cooking until all the moisture has evaporated. Add cranberries and peanuts and stir to incorporate thoroughly. Serve Cranberry Quinoa with a Rack of Lamb or a Simple Pan Seared Salmon everyone will be thankful for. Simple pleasures matter.

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