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  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa
  • 1 bunch green onions, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, diced
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch cayenne pepper

Quinoa & Pecan Salad with Dried Cranberries

Patti Bess | Delicious Living
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Serves: 10 people
  • Calories per serving: 197

This hearty salad has a zesty combination of textures and contrasting flavors. Plus, it's loaded with fiber and nutrients. 

  1. Bring water to a boil. Add quinoa; stir, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until quinoa is soft and water is absorbed, 15-20 minutes. Fluff with a fork and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Add green onions, dried cranberries, cilantro and celery to a large salad bowl. Toast the pecans in a small skillet and add to the salad bowl (optional). Add the olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, sesame oil, salt and peppers to the bowl. Stir to mix.
  3. Stir in quinoa. Set aside for an hour if possible to allow flavors to marry. Serve at room temperature.

Calories 197,Fat 9,Perfat 42,Cholesterol 0,Carbo 25,Protein 4,Fiber N/A,Sodium N/A

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