Quinoa & Pecan Salad with Dried Cranberries Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa & Pecan Salad with Dried Cranberries recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa & Pecan Salad with Dried Cranberries using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lori-walker

Makes 10 servings



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

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa & Pecan Salad with Dried Cranberries

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

Recipe Directions for Quinoa & Pecan Salad with Dried Cranberries

Bring water to a boil. Add quinoa; stir, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until quinoa is soft and water is absorbed ?? about 25-30 minutes. 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. Stir in the quinoa when it has cooked and cooled slightly. Set aside for an hour if possible to allow flavors to marry; serve at room temperature.
Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 139.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
174
Calories from Fat
84
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.3g
14%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
73mg
3%
Potassium
262mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
20.0g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2.7g
11%
Sugars
0.8g
Protein
4.2g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 3% Iron 14%
* 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
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
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