Quinoa Salad

SavvyMom April 14, 2016

This salad is one of our favourite make ahead recipes for lunch and it also goes great with grilled meat.

You’ll Need

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ sweet red pepper, chopped fine
  • 1 orange, cut into segments
  • 1 grapefruit, cut into segments
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup pistachios/slivered almonds, toasted (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Prep and Cook

  • 1
    In a strainer, rinse quinoa under running water and drain thoroughly.
  • 2
    Place quinoa, water and salt in a medium-sized saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • 3
    Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for approximately 15 minutes (or until the water is absorbed and quinoa is tender).
  • 4
    Remove pot from the heat, fluff with a fork, and bring to room temperature.
  • 5
    Place the cooled quinoa in a large bowl.
  • 6
    Add fruit, vegetables, feta and nuts to the quinoa.
  • 7
    For dressing, whisk olive oil, orange juice, and rice vinegar together in a small mixing bowl.
  • 8
    Add dressing to the salad and toss gently, until just combined.
  • 9
    Season with salt and pepper.
  • 10
    Cover and chill until ready to serve.

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