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orange cranberry quinoa salad in a white bowl

Orange Cranberry Quinoa Salad

  • Author: Miss AK
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Orange Cranberry Quinoa Salad combines sweet cranberries, fresh oranges, crunchy walnuts and green onion for a healthy, gluten-free side dish.




  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (1 dry cup)
  • 1 orange, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/41/2 cup of chopped green onions

FOR THE VINAIGRETTE (You’ll only need 4-5 tbsp of this for the recipe):

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/41/2 tsp of Dijon mustard (start with 1/4, taste and see if you want more)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper (or to taste)


  1. Start by cooking the quinoa according to the directions on the package.
  2. When the quinoa is cooked and slightly cool add it to a large bowl with the diced orange, cranberries, walnuts and green onion. Mix well.
  3. To make the vinaigrette, zest and juice your orange & juice the lemon.
  4. Add the juice, zest, olive oil, mustard, salt, and pepper into the glass jar & shake!
  5. Drizzle the entire bowl of goodness with your 4-5 tbsp of the citrus vinaigrette. Serve warm or cold.

  • Category: Side
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: about 1/3 cup
  • Calories: 339
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 199 mg
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 12 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: quinoa, side, orange, cranberry, holiday

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