Honey-Lime Quinoa with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
A light and fluffy, savory and sweet, mouth wateringly delicious, quinoa recipe. Perfect for any fall dinner party – try it next time you host!
Recipe submitted by Alter Eco 2013 Contest Finalist Johanna Shapiro
2 cups quinoa
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tsp fresh garlic minced
2 tsp honey
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup currants
1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
4 scallions thinly sliced
1/4 cup green pumpkin seeds toasted
- Cook quinoa with salt according to package directions. Fluff with a fork.
- Meanwhile, combine cumin, lime, garlic, honey, olive oil and plenty of fresh black pepper in a jar. Shake. Add currants and soak at least 10 minutes.
- Strain currants from dressing and add to warm quinoa. Cool.
- Add dressing and herbs to quiona. Mix. Garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds.