Cranberry Apple Pecan Quinoa Salad

Cranberry Apple Pecan Quinoa Salad

jrsolger

"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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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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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Most helpful positive review

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

Most helpful critical review

The cheese absolutely ruined this dish.

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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.

The cheese absolutely ruined this dish.

The first time I made it exactly as instructed. It was good, but a little too sweet for my taste. The second time, I omitted the apples, syrup, and cinnamon, and put in 1 tsp of lemon juice. ...

Very nutritious, everyone was full after one serving. Completely forgot to add the Parmesan, but it was perfectly fine all the same. I did make a lot more dressing than indicated in the recipe f...

I absolutely loved this dish! I did, however feel it needed more sweetness and more flavor in general. I added a bit more maple syrup, toasted the pecans and added fresh lemon juice in the en...

Loved the sweet and savory combination! Definitely a do over!!!

I am addicted to this salad! So yummy hot or cold, but I prefer cold. Doesn't need the Parmesan.

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

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