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Cinnamon Holiday Quinoa with Turkey Sausage

Servings: Makes 4 servings


1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic
1 package (about 12 ounces) turkey sausage, cut into ½ inch cubes
1sweet onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 tablespoons chopped sage
1 cup apple hard cider or apple juice
1 cup Quinoa Whole Grain, Organic
½ cup Ginger Slices, Crystallized & Organic
1 teaspoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups chopped kale, lightly packed
3 tablespoons lemon juice

In this holiday recipe heart-healthy quinoa combines with turkey sausage, ginger and greens to create a fantastic gluten-free stuffing that also makes a convenient and satisfying one-dish supper.


  1. In a large pot, place 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Add sausage, onion, and salt over medium-high heat until the onions turn light brown – about 7-10 minutes.
  3. Add sage and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add cider, quinoa, ginger, brown sugar, cinnamon, and ¾ cup water and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits at the bottom of the pan.
  5. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Uncover, fluff with a fork.
  7. Add chopped kale and lemon juice.
  8. Serve and enjoy!


Serving Size: 3/4 cup

Calories: 240
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Protein: 13 g
Total Carbohydrate: 37 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Iron: 2 mg
Sodium: 350 mg
Calcium: 38 mg


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