Cranberry Apple Pecan Quinoa Salad
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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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Ingredients

25 m servings 376 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 376 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.9g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 438 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.

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

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This was just ok for me. Fine for a side dish, but not tasty enough to make again. I didn't get any sweet flavors out of it - it was all savory and I think I would have liked it more if the ma...

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

I really liked this as a warm side dish. I added the chopped apple at the end as a personal preference and forgot to add the cheese, not sure it's needed. A nice change from rice.

Followed the instructions without improvisations and it turned out incredible. Great for the holidays. Will be making it again.

Yum!!! It is awesome with the parmasean cheese.

This was amazing! I could eat this everyday during the fall! I added cheese, it was a bit salty, so if you add the cheese cut the salt In half. I will definitely be making this again! I love...

Delicious blend of flavours. I made it to have with Thanksgiving dinner and it was a big hit!

This was just ok for me. Fine for a side dish, but not tasty enough to make again. I didn't get any sweet flavors out of it - it was all savory and I think I would have liked it more if the ma...

Made it for a dinner at a friends house, and it got rave reviews. I thought it tasted even better the second day!

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