Cranberry Orange Quinoa Salad

Posted by Lacey Byrd on

Cranberry Orange Quinoa Salad

Ready in 40 minutes
Serves 8 people
Per Serving: 
Calories: 212
Protein: 5g
Carbohydrate: 32g
Fat: 7g
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 large leaves of kale
  • 2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 TBS grated orange zest
  • 6 small oranges
  • ¼ cup mixed nuts
  • ¼ cup pomegranate arils
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
Preparation
  1. Rinse quinoa with water and strain.
  2. In a small pot, add quinoa and 2 cups water to boil.
  3. Once water is boiling, cover pot, reduce heat to low and continue to cook until the water is gone and quinoa is cooked, about 12-15 minutes.
  4. Remove quinoa from heat, remove lid and use a spoon to fluff up quinoa. Transfer quinoa to a large mixing bowl and allow it to cool.
  5. Wash, remove stems from kale. Finely chop kale and add to the quinoa.
  6. Add cranberries, olive oil and honey in a food processor and pulse to coarsely chop. You do not want it to be a puréed or turn to mush.
  7. When quinoa is cooled completely, gently stir in the oranges and cranberry mixture.
  8. Stir in orange zest in with the quinoa.
  9. Peel and coarsely chop oranges and mix in with the quinoa.
  10. Stir in nuts, pomegranate and mint.
  11. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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