Casablanca Quinoa

I’ve taken this recipe from Dahlia Abraham-Klein’s, The Silk Road Vegetarian (2014, p.158).  It has to be the easiest recipe on earth, and your kids will love it!


  • 1 cup dried quinoa
  • 3 strands saffron
  • 4 tbsp chopped dried apricots
  • 4 tbsp raisins
  • 4 tbsp golden raisins
  • 4 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp shelled pistachios
  • 2 scallions, green parts only, trimmed and sliced
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro (I use basil instead because I hate cilantro)
  • 2 tbs finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Cook the quinoa according the package instructions, however add the saffron to the water while cooking.
  2. Combine all the dried fruit, pistachios, scallions, cilantro, and mint in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Spoon the cooked quinoa into the dried fruit mixture.  Season with salt and add the the olive oil and stir to combine.  Serve immediately.

Major Ingredients Grocery List:

  • quinoa
  • dried apricots
  • raisins
  • golden raisins
  • dried cranberries
  • pistachios
  • scallions
  • fresh cilantro (or basil)
  • fresh mint leaves

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