Toasted Quinoa w/Raisins & Pine Nuts
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Toasted Quinoa w/Raisins & Pine Nuts

Need a new side dish? Try this toasted quinoa with a blend of sweet & toasted Mediterranean-like flavors that will make your tastebuds dance with joy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 190kcal


  • 1 cup quinoa (uncooked, white variety) - rinsed thoroughly. If it's not rinsed well enough, it will taste bitter
  • 1+2/3 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (plus more, to taste, if needed)
  • 1/4 cup (35g) pine nuts
  • ~1/2 cup raisins (For IBS/Low FODMAP eating, you must use no more than 72g)
  • 2 tsp. garlic-infused olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley (chopped)


  • Place the quinoa in a medium to large-sized saucepan and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium-high heat until the quinoa is toasted and fragrant (takes ~3-4 minutes). Once the quinoa is toasted, add the water and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and cook for ~15 minutes, until all the liquid has been absorbed. When the quinoa is done, add in the ground coriander, ground cardamom and salt, cover pan again and allow to sit covered while you toast the pine nuts.
  • Toast the pine nuts by placing them in a skillet and cooking over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until golden brown and fragrant (takes ~5 minutes).
  • Add the pine nuts, raisins, garlic-infused olive oil and parsley to the pan with the quinoa. Mix everything together and re-fluff the quinoa. Taste test and add additional salt, if desired/needed, then serve immediately.


**For Low FODMAP/IBS eating, you must strictly adhere to the quantities used and the serving size.**
*Information above is based on the specific brands/types of ingredients I used. Values vary if using any other brands/types of ingredients.*
*The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.*


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 6% | Vitamin C: 8% | Calcium: 1% | Iron: 12%