Tender quinoa, sweet pears, and crunch pecans meet in this hearty oatmeal-like dish.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl combine dates and boiling water. Let stand, covered, 1 hour. Transfer mixture to a food processor; cover and process until smooth.

  • In a large saucepan combine pureed dates, coconut milk, 1 cup of the pears, the cardamom, and salt. Bring just to boiling. Stir in quinoa; reduce heat. Simmer 25 to 30 minutes or until quinoa is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.

  • Serve topped with remaining 1 cup pears, pecans, and, if desired, milk and cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts

264 calories; 11 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 3 g polyunsaturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 120 mg sodium. 361 mg potassium; 39 g carbohydrates; 6 g fiber; 15 g sugar; 5 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 274 IU vitamin a; 3 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 61 mcg folate; 2 mcg vitamin b12; 257 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;