Be Well Kitchen:
Orange Cashew Quinoa with Fresh Cilantro

This flavorful dish is Cleanse friendly and makes for a great fall meal!

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • Juice of 1 fresh orange
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup raw cashews
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh orange zest
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • pinch chili powder, optional


  1. Rinse quinoa and cook according to package directions. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork; cover and set aside for 10 minutes then transfer to a large bowl.  In a small bowl, mix honey with orange juice and drizzle over quinoa; gently toss to combine. Set aside covered for 10 minutes to soak.

  2. Mix in cilantro, cashews, orange zest, scallions, salt and pepper. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add chili powder, if desired. Gently toss to combine and serve.
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