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Cumin-Infused Acai Quinoa


2/3 cup Quinoa Whole Grain, Organic
2/3 cup acai liquid
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup Apricots, Unsweetened & Organic
1/4 cup GoldenBerries, Organic
1/2 tablespoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons Pecans, Raw & Unsalted
2 scallions, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic

Acai and cumin add a sweet-and-tangy edge to organic quinoa in this delicious recipe. Filling and flavorful, we include raw almonds, organic apricots and exotic, organic goldenberries from South America for added texture and flavor.


1.   Place quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer; rinse under cold running water 3 minutes.
2.   In medium saucepan toast quinoa for 1 minute on high heat.
3.   Add acai liquid, water, dried apricots, goldenberries, and salt.
4.   Heat until the mixture has reached a boil.
5.   Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
6.   Place quinoa in a separate bowl and add cumin.
7.   Add toasted pecans, green onions, and cilantro.
8.   Stir in oil to finish and serve.


Serving Size: 3/4 cup

Calories: 480
Total Fat: 34 g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Protein: 10 g
Total Carbohydrate: 36 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Iron: 2 mg
Sodium: 10 mg
Calcium: 21 mg

Caution: NOW® Essential Oils are highly concentrated and can be irritating to the skin. Avoid direct contact with skin and always dilute essential oils before topical use. Discontinue if rash appears after skin contact. Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes.


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