Cranberry Quinoa Salad

Cranberry Quinoa Salad

Serves 4

Serve this sweet-tart salad alongside a leafy green salad, turkey, or grilled meats and chicken.

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemongrass, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons serrano peppers, seeded and very finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups whole cranberries
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste
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Rinse quinoa several times. Bring water and quinoa to a boil and simmer 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Meanwhile, combine 2 tablespoons honey, lemongrass, garlic and peppers in a small bowl. When quinoa is cooked, stir in honey mixture.

Chop cranberries with remaining 2 tablespoons honey and lime juice in food processor or blender; stir this into quinoa. Add mint, cilantro, red onion and salt. Toss to combine and chill until ready to serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:250 calories (25 from fat), 2.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 19g sugar), 7g protein
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