Hearty & Healthy Cranberry Quinoa Salad

mbg Contributor By Dawna Stone
mbg Contributor
Dawna Stone is the author of seven books, a business owner, certified health coach, motivational speaker, and creator of the 5-Day Detox and the 14-Day Clean-Eating Program.
Our editors have independently chosen the products listed on this page. If you purchase something mentioned in this article, we may earn a small commission.

Try this delicious Cranberry and Quinoa Salad and you’re sure to be surprised, as it’s not often you can find a recipe that is both festive and refreshing. Most holiday recipes are heavy and calorie-dense, leaving you feeling stuffed and lethargic.

This Cranberry Quinoa Salad is perfect for any time of year. It’s hearty enough to complement the holiday turkey, yet light enough to remind you of a warm spring day.

Bring it to the office for a light and healthy lunch or serve it at a family gathering, as it’s sure to be one of the most popular and talked about side dishes.

Cranberry and Quinoa Salad

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup toasted almonds, sliced
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Cook quinoa according to package directions, transfer to bowl and refrigerate.

Once cool, combine quinoa, cranberries, scallions, almonds, cilantro and parsley in large bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together lemon (or lime) juice, olive oil, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper.

Pour dressing over quinoa, stirring gently to coat.

Recipe adapted with permission from Healthy You! 14 Days to Quick and Permanent Weight Loss and a Healthier, Happier You.

Advertisement
Dawna Stone
Dawna Stone
Dawna Stone is the author of seven books, a business owner, certified health coach, motivational...
Read More
More from the author:
Eat Real, Clean Food To Beat Cravings & Kickstart Weight Loss
Check out A 14-Day Clean Eating Program
Leverage the power of clean eating to lose weight - and keep it off - with this simple and effective two-week program!
View the class
Dawna Stone
Dawna Stone
Dawna Stone is the author of seven books, a business owner, certified...
Read More

More On This Topic

The Ultimate Guide To Plant-Based Nutrition

The Ultimate Guide To Plant-Based Nutrition

Popular Stories

Advertisement

Latest Articles

Latest Articles
Advertisement

Sites We Love

Your article and new folder have been saved!