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Super Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe with Nuts and Dried Fruit


  • Author: Vicky & Ruth
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 5 cups
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Vegan and Gluten Free

Description

A Powerhouse Quinoa Salad Recipe that brings a Double-Dose of Protein and Antioxidants


Ingredients

3 1/2 cups cooked quinoa ( for instructions on how to cook quinoa, click HERE)

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds

10 unsulfured dried apricots, quartered

1/4 cup shelled pistachios

1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts  ( for instructions on how to toast hazelnuts, click HERE)

2/3 cups pomegranate seeds ( about one small-medium pomegranate)

DRESSING

3- 4 tbsp  freshly squeezed lemon juice

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3 tbsp orange juice

Orange zest (1 orange)

2 tbsp honey mustard ( for a vegan option, use your favorite mustard and add 2 tsp maple syrup)

1 tbsp brown mustard

1 tbsp grain mustard

1/8 tsp salt


Instructions

  1. Mix all the salad ingredients in a large bowl
  2. To prepare the dressing, combine all the ingredients in a glass jar with a tight lid. Shake it until smooth and creamy smooth. Pour over the salad before serving

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 445
  • Sugar: 21.4
  • Sodium: 770
  • Fat: 22
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5
  • Unsaturated Fat: 18
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 54.8
  • Fiber: 8.3
  • Protein: 10.3
  • Cholesterol: 0
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