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Orange Cranberry Quinoa Salad


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

Description

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


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Ingredients

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 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)

Instructions

  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

Nutrition

  • 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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