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quinoa salad with dried fruits

Quinoa Salad with Dried Fruits

LindySez
“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.”
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Prep Time 20 mins
Additional Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Rice & Grains, Side Dish, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Servings 4 - 6 servings
Calories 258 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • For the Salad
  • 2 cups cooked cooled quinoa
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • cup dried sweet cherries cut into halves
  • ½ cup dried apricot halves cut into pieces the same size as the cranberries and cherries
  • cup thinly sliced tender celery heart
  • ¼ cup toasted almond slices or you could use toasted walnut pieces or pecan pieces
  • ¼ cup minced fresh parsley
  • Pinch of salt
  • For the Dressing
  • ⅓ to ½ cup fresh orange tangerine or tangelo juice
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • 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?

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 258kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 6gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 120mgFiber: 5g
Keyword dried fruit in quinoa, light salad dressing for quinoa salad, quinoa salad
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