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Cranberry Almond Quinoa

Cranberry Almond Quinoa salad is the perfect light and refreshing side dish.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: Cranberry Almond Quinoa
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Karen Kelly

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa I use my rice cooker
  • 1 cup craisins
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint

Dressing

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped mint
  • 4 tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Toss all salads ingredients in a medium bowl. Salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl whisk dressing ingredients together. Add some orange zest if you want extra orange flavor. Be sure to add salt and pepper to dressing.
  • Pour over salad and toss with a fork. The fork keeps the quinoa fluffy.

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 173IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg
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