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Red Tea Vanilla Quinoa

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Red Tea Vanilla Quinoa
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Red Tea Vanilla Quinoa

Flavourful and fragrant quinoa is infused with our vanilla red tea and then tossed in a tea-based dressing. Perfect as a warm side dish or a cold

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups (425 mL) - water
  • 6 bags - Tetley Red Tea (Rooibos) Vanilla
  • 1 cup (250 mL) - quinoa
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) - salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) - olive oil
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) - apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) - honey
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) - grainy mustard
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) - freshly ground pepper
  • 1 - Granny Smith apple, cored and finely chopped
  • 1 - rib celery, finely chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) - finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) - chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) - dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) - crumbled goat cheese

 

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 35 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

Directions

Serve as a warm side dish or as a cold salad, either way the quinoa is flavourful and fragrant because it’s cooked in red tea instead of plain water. tossed in a honey-lemon tea dressing for a satisfying main dish.

  • Pour the water into saucepan; bring to a boil.
  • Add tea bags and remove from heat.
  • Steep, covered, for 5 minutes.
  • Squeeze the tea bags to release as much liquid as possible; discard.
  • Stir in quinoa and salt.
  • Bring to a simmer.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Cook, covered for 15 to 18 minutes or until quinoa is tender and has absorbed all the liquid.
  • Let it stand, covered for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk oil with vinegar, honey, mustard and pepper in large bowl until combined.
  • Stir in apple, celery, shallot and parsley.
  • Fluff quinoa with fork and toss with apple mixture.
  • Stir in pecans and cranberries.
  • Divide among 4 plates.
  • Sprinkle with goat cheese.
  • Serve warm or cold.


Tetley Tips:

Substitute crumbled feta cheese for the goat cheese if desired.

*Per serving: 440 calories, 23 g fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 277 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrates, 5.5 g fibre, 16 g sugar, 8 g protein.