Curried Quinoa with Cranberries, Almonds & Raisins

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I thought I’d share with y’all this delicious and healthy recipe I threw together a few months ago.

That’s always my problem. Throwing a recipe together. (how I cook)
Well, not a real problem except when I’m trying to recreate or actually share a recipe!

I started writing down the ingredients, at least, over the last few years.
So I had the ingredients for this but had to pay attention (and!) when I made this so I could share it here with you all.

Do you guys cook like that too?
I’d bet so!
But in order to share here I have to be structured…and I’m working hard on that. :)

So ….quinoa, good stuff.
And “curried” at that. YUM

Curried Quinoa with Cranberries, Almonds & Raisins - So easy and very healhty! #curried #quinoarecipe

Do you like curry? I do …. love it!

How about quinoa? I love that too. It’s so versatile and so much healthier for you than rice, pasta, etc.

….and with fruit and nuts.

Curried Quinoa with Cranberries, Almonds & Raisins - So easy and very healhty! #curried #quinoarecipe

Cranberries, raisins and almonds to be exact. :)

It’s good stuff.

And easy to make. Which is basically a requirement around here.
I am short on time (I have two blogs and a teenage son… ;) ) so it has to be quick and easy.
Plus, I’m a bit impatient and like to cook and then move on to the next thing!
(that’s probably the main reason hee hee)

When I’m looking up a recipe and see a looong list of ingredients AND 4 paragraphs of directions….NEXT!
Who’s got time for that?

Anyway, it will be a rare occasion around here that I post a detailed or very involved recipe.
If I do, you’ll know it was worth it and definitely one to try! ;)

So lets talk fruit and nuts….

Curried Quinoa with Cranberries, Almonds & Raisins - Saute nuts and fruit first So easy and very healhty! #curried #quinoarecipe

You don’t have to but I like to chop my cranberries and raisins up a bit before sauteing them.
They add a great flavor to this dish….but best in smaller bites of taste, if you know what I mean.

So saute the fruit, nuts and garlic (yum–sweet and savory) in olive oil (or coconut oil) for about 2 minutes on medium.

Then add the cooked quinoa — it’s cooked ahead of time…and looks like this before:

Curried Quinoa with Cranberries, Almonds & Raisins - So easy and very healhty! #curried #quinoarecipe

Once that is done add 1 cup of cooked quinoa to the frying pan along with the nuts & fruit.

Add seasonings and stir well. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on medium-low.
Then add chicken broth and cook on low for an additional 2-3 minutes….and done!

Curried Quinoa with Cranberries, Almonds & Raisons - So easy and very healhty! #curried #quinoarecipe
Easy, right?

Hope you’ll give it a try!

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Curried Quinoa with Cranberries, Almonds & Raisons


Units Scale
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 T sliced almonds
  • 2 T chopped cranberries
  • 2 T chopped raisins
  • 2 large cloves (minced)
  • 1 T olive oil or coconut oil
  • 11/4 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp brown sugar or coconut palm sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth


  1. Cook the quinoa according to the package directions and set aside.
  2. Chop cranberries and raisins.
  3. Add fruit, garlic and almonds to a frying pan along with olive oil.
  4. Saute for 1-2 minutes on medium heat.
  5. Add the cooked quinoa to the frying pan.
  6. Add seasonings and sugar, stir and saute well for another 2-3 minutes on medium-low heat.
  7. Add chicken broth and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes

Enjoy!! :)



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