Cranberry Apple Pecan Quinoa Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Cranberry Apple Pecan Quinoa Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Cranberry Apple Pecan Quinoa Salad

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"A beautiful and light take on a fall salad. The tastes mix well together and it can be served hot or cold. I like to pair it with Dijon-crusted salmon!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Stir chicken broth and quinoa together in a saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, place cover on the saucepan, and cook until the broth is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and fluff with a fork.
  2. Whisk olive oil, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and cinnamon together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle sauce over the quinoa; stir. Add apple pieces, pecan pieces, cranberries, and Parmesan cheese; stir. Return cover to the saucepan and let the mixture steam until the sauce warms and the apples soften slightly, 5 to 10 minutes.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If you would like to serve the salad cold, you can prepare the recipe the same way, but don't add the sauce, cranberries, apples, and pecans until the quinoa has cooled. Then, mix all together in a bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
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Reviews More Reviews

Dec 16, 2013

Didn't use the cheese as it didn't really need it

 
Nov 30, 2014

This was delicious. I made it with a firm pear instead of an apple, and left out the parmesan.

 

4 Ratings

Sep 25, 2014

Tasty warm salad--perfect for a fall potluck.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 376 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 502 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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