“This recipe for Quinoa Salad with Dried Fruits is a great healthy side dish that the whole family will love. A combination of quinoa, dried cranberries, cherries, and apricot, along with some finely sliced baby celery and minced parsley – all tossed together with a tasty simple orange juice dressing – it’s healthy, refreshing and darn tasty too.”
½cupdried apricot halvescut into pieces the same size as the cranberries and cherries
⅓cupthinly sliced tender celery heart
¼cuptoasted almond slicesor you could use toasted walnut pieces or pecan pieces
¼cupminced fresh parsley
For the Dressing
⅓ to ½cupfresh orangetangerine or tangelo juice
1 - 2tablespoonsextra virgin olive oil
Mix your salad ingredients together in a bowl. Pour the orange juice over, and toss, then add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil; toss. Taste and add a bit more oil if you think it needs it. Let set if possible for 15 minutes, or refrigerate for a longer period of time. Bring to room temperature before serving.
LindySez: When I'm giving measurements (which of course are NOT written in stone, add more of what you like or less of what you don't) I'm giving you the measurement for the whole fruit, not after it's been cut. So a large handful of dried apricots is about ½ cup…see?