Orange Cranberry Quinoa Salad

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by CoreChick

This is a great whole grain salad. Sometimes I use a small can of mandarin oranges in place of the whole orange.

Top Review by Sweet Baboo

I am surprised that I am the first to write a review on this delicious recipe. I knew I would like it because I have a similar couscous recipe, but this is far superior because it is so nutritious. We ate the salad at room temperature for dinner last night, and I added some cooked chicken breast to the cold salad for lunch today. It was equally tasty time, in addition to the chicken I may add some toasted nuts if I have any on hand.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel orange, remove white pith and cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
  2. Heat oil over medium heat, cook onions 2 minutes or until softened but not browned.
  3. Add curry powder, stir while cooking 30 seconds. Be careful not to burn.
  4. Add broth, quinoa, and 1/4 tsp salt. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 15 minutes or until water is absorbed and quinoa is translucent.
  6. In a medium bowl, combine carrots, cranberries, orange, orange peel and 1/4 tsp salt. Carefully stir mixture into quinoa. Cover and let set 3 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.

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