Cinnamon Holiday Quinoa with Turkey Sausage

Created by the NOW® Culinary Innovation Team

Heart-healthy quinoa combines with turkey sausage, ginger and greens for a satisfying one-dish supper.

Makes 4 servings.


1 tbsp. Ellyndale Organics Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 package (about 12 ounces) turkey sausage, cut into ½ -inch cubes
1 sweet onion, chopped
1 tsp. fine sea salt
2 tbsp. chopped sage
1 cup apple hard cider or apple juice
1 cup Living Now® Organic Quinoa
½ cup NOW Real Food® Crystallized Ginger Slices, chopped
1 tsp. brown
½ tsp. cinnamon
2 cups chopped kale, lightly packed
3 tbsp. lemon juice


  1. In a large pot, place 1 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Add sausage, onion, and salt over medium-high heat until the onions turn light brown – about 7-10 minutes.
  3. Add sage and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add cider, quinoa, ginger, brown , cinnamon, and ¾ cup water and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits at the bottom of the pan.
  5. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Uncover, fluff with a fork.
  7. Add chopped kale and lemon juice.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

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