Quinoa Bean Pilaf

 QUINOA BEAN PILAF
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients
1 cup quinoa
2 cups broth (vegetable, chicken or beef)
1 tablespoon olive oil
¾ cups of vegetarian baked beans (rinsed)
½ cup thinly sliced scallions, white & green parts
½ cup dried cranberries
1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Juice from 1 lemon
2 teaspoons honey
Sea salt
Freshley ground pepper
½ cup chopped pecans
Directions
In a medium saucepan, bring the quinoa and broth to a boil over medium to high heat.  Then lower heat, cover and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes until broth is absorbed and quinoa is tender.  Fluff quinoa with a fork and let cool slightly.
Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine the oil, scallions, cranberries, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, nuts and beans.  Stir in quinoa.  Season to taste with sea salt and pepper to taste.
Nutritional Facts Per Serving
Calories: 360
Protein: 12 g
Carbohydrates: 75 g
Fat: 3 g
Fiber: 9 g