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Orange Quinoa Salad

This citrus salad is light, lovely and so delicious! Eat now or refrigerate for a few days to enjoy later as the flavors intensify.

Serve this with a sautéed chicken breast or filet of fish to turn it into a quick entrée.

  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for the Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Agave Nectar
  • 1/4 tbsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Ingredients for the Salad
  • 1 cup Uncooked Quinoa Pre-washed
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Green Onions Thinly sliced; Including green tops
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cherries Or craisins
  • 1/4 cup Almonds Sliced; Toasted
  • 15 oz Mandarin Orange Slices Packed in juice; Drained

Instructions

  1. To prepare dressing: Combine first five ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk until well blended.

  2. To prepare salad:

  3. Place quinoa in a large nonstick skillet; toast 4 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently.

  4. Combine quinoa and water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

  5. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

  6. Stir in dressing and remaining ingredients.

  7. Cover.

Nutrition Info

Calories:
385
Total Fat:
12.5g
Saturated Fat:
1.4g
Sodium:
158mg
Potassium:
380mg
Total Carbohydrate:
60g
Dietary Fiber:
4.3g
Protein:
8g