Quinoa, Turkey and Apple Pilaf

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Shared By: Sylvia Bower Provided by Judy Wells

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  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup dry quinoa, rinsed and drained in fine mesh sieve
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 ½ cups chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup diced red apple
  • 6 ounces oven roasted turkey breast, chopped
  • 2 ounces pecan pieces, toasted
  • ½ cup dried apricot halves, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro(optional)
  • 1 to 1 ½ teaspoons grated ginger
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt



  • Bring water to boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Stir in quinoa reduce heat to medium low, cover & simmer 15 to 20 minutes then drain through fine mesh sieve, shaking off excess liquid.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in large non-stick skillet , over medium high heat. Cook onions 5 minutes or until beginning to richly brown. Stir in bell pepper, and apple and cook 4 minutes or until apple is just crisp-tender. Add turkey and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat , stir in quinoa and remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and let stand 5 minutes to absorb flavors.

Makes 4- 1 cup servings


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