honey soaked quinoa salad with craisins and cashew

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By Belinda Loucks
from Troutdale, OR

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

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For honey soaked quinoa salad with craisins and cashew

  • 2 Tbsp
    grated ginger
  • 1/4 c
    honey
  • 2 Tbsp
    white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 sm
    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 sm
    head butter lettuce, torn (4 cups)
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How To Make honey soaked quinoa salad with craisins and cashew

  • 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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