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Fruity Quinoa

Fruity Quinoa

Course Salads
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed
  • ¼ cup orange juice fresh if possible
  • 1 large crisp organic apple diced
  • 1 cup red grapes cut in half
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries organic & fruit sweetened if possible
  • ½ cup raw almonds; coarsely chopped
  • 3 tbsp raspberry vinegar
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin cold pressed olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt & ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  • Bring 2 cups water to a boil, add quinoa & a pinch salt, lower heat, cover & simmer 15-20 minutes, remove from heat for 15 minutes, fluff with fork & cool
  • Combine orange juice & cranberries in a small bowl, let stand 15 minutes
  • Combine quinoa, apple & almonds in a large bowl; stir gently
  • Drain cranberries, reserving the juice & stir cranberries into the quinoa mixture
  • Whisk the reserved oj, vinegar & oil in a small bowl until combined add salt & pepper
  • Pour dressing over the salad, alittle at a time, and stir gently to coat.
  • Serve cold or at room temperature.


• Substitute almonds with pecans. pistachios or walnuts
• Switch raspberry vinegar for apple cider vinegar, white wine or champagne vinegar
Nancy Ferraris, Holistic Chef