Quinoa Recipe: Honey Soaked Quinoa with Fresh Cilantro

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Who doesn’t love a good quinoa recipe, right? This honey-soaked version adds a little sweetness to this healthy grain.

This gluten free, vegetarian recipe is easy as pie to veganize. Just use maple syrup or agave nectar in place of the honey for a vegan version. It combines chewy quinoa with a hint of sweet and you get a nice crunch (and protein punch!) from the peanuts. It makes a great side dish, and you can even serve it up as the main course.

Quinoa is packed with protein, fiber, and lots of vitamins and nutrients. It’s one of those fancy pants “superfoods” that’s so nutrient-dense and healing. On top of the protein and fiber, it’s a great source of calcium, magnesium, iron, and lots of micronutrients for a healthier you.

To make this simple quinoa salad, you need:

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup salted peanuts
  • 3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh orange zest
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper

Ready to get cooking? Check out the directions over at The Healthy Apple!

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