Side Dishes

Quinoa with Feta, Mint and Dried Cranberries

Last week I was making Lemon Pepper Tilapia for the second time in a week and I was searching for another quinoa side dish to serve with it. Last time I made it I served it with this quinoa recipe and it was really good but I just wanted something a little different this time so I went searching to see what I had in my cabinets. Now, I always have some kind of dried fruit in my pantry, feta in my fridge and I just happen to have mint growing in my backyard right now! Out of those pantry ingre

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1 1/2 c. quinoa, cooked according to package directions and cooled
1/2 c. feta cheese crumbles
1/2 c. dried cranberries
2 T. fresh mint, chopped
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
3 T. apple cider vinegar
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
Place all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine. Serve cold or at room temperature.
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Nutritions

Calories
359

Sodium
819mg
34% DV

Fat
14g
22% DV

Protein
11g
23% DV

Carbs
45g
15% DV

Fiber
4g
19% DV

Skip store-bought cans, because you can't beat the sweet, savory and smoky taste of homemade baked beans with bacon and molasses. The old-fashioned beans cook slowly in the oven for hours, developing a rich, thick sauce. Baked beans from scratch are the perfect side dish for your next cookout or potluck, and a simple lunch or dinner entrée when paired with cornbread or Boston brown bread!

1 lb. dried navy or Great Northern beans
1/2 lb. bacon
1 medium onion
1/2 c ketchup
3/4 c molasses
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 t dry mustard
2 c chicken broth
kosher salt and black pepper
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  • Place beans in a large bowl or pot. Cover with water by 2 inches. Cover and let stand overnight. Drain and rinse the beans.
  • Place the beans in a large pot and cover with fresh water (about 1...
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Nutritions

Calories
461

Sodium
983mg
40% DV

Fat
12g
19% DV

Protein
13g
26% DV

Carbs
73g
24% DV

Fiber
8g
34% DV