Quinoa Stuffing With Leeks, Walnuts and Cherries

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

I found this on a hunt for a gluten free stuffing that would appeal to a wide audience. It is delicious and was much enjoyed by all. It originates from Cooking Light, NOVEMBER 2006. Love that magazine! I subsituted dried cranberries for the cherries with great success. Note: We use no added salt in our household, so be sure to taste test and see if you want to add any.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare quinoa according to package directions, using broth instead of water. When it is done cooking and all broth has been absorbed, fluff with fork.
  2. Meanwhile, spray a skillet with cooking spray and then add the butter.
  3. Melt butter over medium high heat. Once melted, add leeks, celery, pepper, and sage.
  4. Saute until leeks and celery are tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  6. Combine veggie mixture and quinoa. Stir in cherries and walnuts.
  7. Heat through just before serving.


Most Helpful

Fantastic and easy! I really liked this combination of simple ingredients. I subbed dried cranberries for the cherries but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I might increase the ratio of quinoa next time, but that's because I love quinoa...

Wish I Could Cook September 30, 2012

Wow! This was so yummy. I also used this as a side dish. I was thinking that it would be delicious as a stuffing in bell peppers. Made for Veg 'n Swap tag. Thanks for posting!

AcadiaTwo November 26, 2011

This is delicious. I used red quinoa and made half a recipe. It was the perfect side for a roasted chicken. I would definitely recommend this recipe. Made for PAC Spring 2011.

PaulaG March 20, 2011

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