Apple and Peach Quinoa

I love this recipe!  I love it with roasted chicken or with grilled skirt steak.  YUM!  It is my adaptation of a quinoa recipe in Alejandro Junger’s Clean Eats, but with a bit more flavor.  This is fast, healthy, and delicious, which you know are three of my favorite things in the world!

About Peaches

  • One of the most delicious and popular fruits of summer 
  • Native to China, from where they spread to the rest of the world via the ancient silk route
  • Depending upon variety, flesh is white to creamy-yellow

Nutrient Profile:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Thiamin
  • Riboflavin
  • Vitamin B-6
  • Niacin
  • Folate
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Potassium
  • Fiber
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Iron
  • Calcium

Health Benefits:

  • Chlorogenic acid (anti-oxidant): helps scavenge free radicals to reduce the effects of aging and deter chronic diseases. May also help ward off cancer and reduce body inflammation. 
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Lutein

Selection and Storage: 

  • A ripe peach will feel firm, just beginning to yield to gentle pressure 
  • The aroma of a peach is the best indicator of ripeness
  • Ripe peaches can be refrigerated for a few days

Here’s a delicious recipe!

Apple and Peach Quinoa


  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 firm white peaches (or nectarines, I love nectarines in this recipe)
  • 2 apples
  • 4 tablespoons of apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 2-3 green onions


Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package.  Cut the peaches, apples, and celery sticks into small, bite size pieces.  Chop the green onions. Combine the quinoa, peaches, apples, apple cider, salt, celery, and green onions in a bowl.  Enjoy!

I truly hope you enjoy this recipe and that it helps you live a healthier life.  I would absolutely love to hear from you, so please leave a comment below and let me know what you think.  If you enjoyed this post, share it with your friends and family!

Lots of love,


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