Honey soaked quinoa salad with craisins and cashew

Belinda Loucks

By
@bettyboop97055

The original recipe calls for cherries but that didn't sound very appealing to me, so I chose craisins instead.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
grated ginger
1/4 c
honey
2 Tbsp
white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp
freshly squeezed lime juice
1 small
clove garlic, minces
1/4 c
extra virgin olive oil

ABOVE IS THE DRESSING; BELOW IS THE SALAD

1 c
water
2/3 c
uncooked quinoa (rinsed)
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
whole cashews; chopped coarsely
1/2 c
dried apricots, sliced into thin strips
1 c
craisins or red seedless grapes, halved
1/4 c
thinly sliced red onion
1 small
head butter lettuce, torn (4 cups)

Step-By-Step

1For honey vinaigrette, in a small bowl whisk together ginger, honey, vinegar, lime juice and garlic. Drizzle in olive oil, whisking constantly, until well combined. Season with salt and pepper, set aside
2For quinoa salad, in a medium saucepan bring water, quinoa and salt to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 10 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes.
3Fluff quinoa with a fork. In a large bowl toss quinoa with cashews, apricots, craisins and onion. Add lettuce, then drizzle with 1/2 cup of the vinaigrette dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then toss again. Refrigerate remaining vinaigrette up to 5 days in a sealed jar.
Makes 4 servings.
4Each serving
372 cal, 17 g fat, 0mg chol, 230 mg sodium, 52 g carb, 5 g fiber, 9 g pro

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