Honey soaked quinoa salad with craisins and cashew

Belinda Loucks

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@bettyboop97055

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


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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)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For 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
2
For 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.
3
Fluff 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.
4
Each serving
372 cal, 17 g fat, 0mg chol, 230 mg sodium, 52 g carb, 5 g fiber, 9 g pro

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