Herby apricot quinoa

Bring some South American flavour to the table with this fruity side dish

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 327
  • fat 17g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 36g
  • sugars 11g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 10g
  • salt 0.04g


  • 200g quinoa
  • about 8-10 dried apricots
  • zest 1 lemon and half the juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • large handful each flat-leaf parsley and mint, roughly chopped
  • 50g toasted pine nuts


  1. Cook quinoa following the pack instructions, then drain if there is any excess liquid. Meanwhile, pour some boiling water over the apricots in a bowl to plump them up.

  2. Tip the cooked quinoa into a bowl and stir in the lemon zest, juice and olive oil with some seasoning. Drain the apricots, roughly chop, and stir into the quinoa along with the herbs. Scatter with pine nuts and serve.

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