Casein/Dairy FreeJune-July 2013

Dairy-Free Sweet Red Quinoa Porridge


This recipe features fresh lemon zest, sure to awaken your taste buds. If almonds are not tolerated, substitute milk of choice and vanilla extract. Cinnamon, cardamom and a topping of fruit add a touch of sweetness without table sugar.

½ cup uncooked red quinoa
1¾ cup almond milk or milk of choice, divided
½ cup water
½ teaspoon pure almond extract or vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
1 large apple, cored and diced
2 tablespoons dried cherries
½ teaspoon fresh lemon zest

1. In a saucepan, bring quinoa, ¾ cup milk, water, almond or vanilla extract, sea salt, cinnamon and cardamom to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed, approximately 12 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside 2 minutes to cool. Then fluff with a fork.

2. Transfer porridge to 2 serving bowls. Pour ½ cup almond milk or milk of choice over each bowl. Top with diced apples, cherries and lemon zest. Serve warm.

Each serving contains 275 calories, 6g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 451mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, 11g sugars, 7g protein, 26Est GL.

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