Cranberry Orange Quinoa Salad

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Total Time
10 mins
30 mins

Quinoa (pronounced 'KEEN-wa') is a whole grain originating from Central America. It has become very popular recently for it's health benefits as a complete protein substitute for vegetarians. Quinoa is similar in texture to couscous and very versatile. This particular recipe is a wonderful and flavorful side dish for any occasions.

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  1. Melt butter to saucepan and add quinoa. On medium heat, toast quinoa until light golden brown.
  2. Add OJ and water to pan and bring to a boil then simmer on low for 30 min until liquid is absorbed.
  3. In mixing bowl, combine cranberries, chopped green onions, toasted pine nuts, and chopped apple.
  4. In a measuring cup, mix olive oil, vinegar, spices, and honey. Blend well.
  5. Add cooked quinoa to bowl and toss well with the dressing.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 min before serving. Refrigerate for up to 4 days.