Apple Pecan Cranberry Quinoa Salad

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17 Sep, 2021

Apple Pecan Cranberry Quinoa Salad. This healthy salad looks very colorfull and tasty also. Try this salad and serve it hot or cold as you wish.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups veg broth

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup, or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 large crisp apple, chopped into small pieces

  • 1 cup pecan pieces

  • ½ cup dried cranberries

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Method

1. Stir the broth and quinoa together in a saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, place cover on the saucepan, and cook until the broth is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and fluff with a fork.

2. Whisk olive oil, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and cinnamon together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle sauce over the quinoa; stir. Add apple pieces, pecan pieces, cranberries, and Parmesan cheese; stir. Return cover to the saucepan and let the mixture steam until the sauce warms and the apples soften slightly, 5 to 10 minutes.

Serves 6

Nutritional Info

Calories 375kcal, Fat 23g, Carbs 35.5g, Protein 8.6g.

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