Cranberry-Orange Quinoa Salad

Cranberry-Orange Quinoa Salad
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 357.8
  • Total Fat: 13.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 5.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 54.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 7.7 g

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A cool summer salad with quinoa, cranberry, raisins and orange A cool summer salad with quinoa, cranberry, raisins and orange
Number of Servings: 8


    2 cups dry quinoa
    1 cup orange juice
    2 1/2 cups water
    1 cup mandarin orange slices, drained
    1/2 cup dried cranberries
    1/2 cup raisins
    1/2 cup walnut pieces
    1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped (optional)
    1 tspn salt
    3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


Rinse the quinoa with cold water and strain. In a pot, add the quinoa, water and salt. Bring to a boil and turn the heat down to simmer. Cook for 15 minutes or till the liquid is absorbed. When done, fluff with a fork and then lay out in a thin layer on a baking sheet to cool.

While the quinoa is cooking, reduce the orange juice to half by simmering is a non-reactive sauce pan for approximately 10 minutes. Set in the freezer for 5 mintues to cool. Once cooled, whisk in olive oil to make the vinaigrette.

In a large bowl, combine the cranberries, raisins, nuts, orange slices and cooked quinoa. Pour vinaigrette over the mixure and stir together. If desired, add fresh chopped mint.

Serve cold. Great with a side of whole grain toast or leafy greens.

Serving Size: makes 8 1.5 cup servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DAWNNER.