Orange Quinoa Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Orange Quinoa Salad recipe? Learn how to make Orange Quinoa Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by christinavt

Makes 10 servings



With protein-rich quinoa, dried fruit, and almonds, this salad is a good snack before or after exercise and a nice side dish with grilled pork. Or add feta cheese or shredded rotisserie chicken to make it a main dish. From Cooking Light, JULY 2006. orange juice, extra virgin olive oil, low-fat buttermilk, honey, salt, black pepper, uncooked quinoa, water, green onions, sweetened dried cranberries (Craisins), fresh parsley, sliced almonds cvt

Recipe Ingredients for Orange Quinoa Salad


Dressing:
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Salad:
1 1/3 cups (1/2 pound) uncooked quinoa
2 3/4 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (thinly sliced) green onions
1 cup sweetened dried cranberries (113104)
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

Recipe Directions for Orange Quinoa Salad

  1. To prepare dressing, combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until well blended.

  2. To prepare salad, place quinoa in a large nonstick skillet; cook 4 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently. Place quinoa in a fine sieve; place sieve in a large bowl. Cover quinoa with water. Using your hands, rub grains together for 30 seconds; rinse and drain. Repeat procedure twice. Drain well.

  3. Combine quinoa, 2 3/4 cups water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat, and cool to room temperature. Stir in dressing, onions, and the remaining ingredients. Cover and chill.

Categories

Berries, Citrus, Nuts, Side Dish, American, Advance, Boil, Chill, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 127.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
172
Calories from Fat
46
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.1g
8%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
244mg
10%
Potassium
248mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
29.7g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3.0g
12%
Sugars
10.9g
Protein
3.7g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 3% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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