Mediterranean Quinoa Pilaf

Serves 4

COST: $1.60

Per 3⁄4 cup

Calories: 360

Fat: 12g

Carbohydrates: 52g

Protein: 10g

Fiber: 7g

Sugar: 6g

Sodium: 324mg

11⁄2 cups quinoa

3 cups vegetable broth

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1⁄3 teaspoon salt

1⁄2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

1⁄2 cup artichoke hearts, chopped

1⁄2 cup kalamata olives, sliced

In a large skillet or saucepan, bring the quinoa and vegetable broth to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover, and allow quinoa to cook until liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff quinoa with a fork, and allow to stand another 5 minutes.
Stir in the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt, then add remaining ingredients, gently tossing to combine. Serve hot.