Cranberry Walnut Quinoa Salad

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KCTS 9 Cooks

Cranberry Walnut Quinoa Salad
Paula Nemzek for KCTS 9 Cooks

This delicious side is great with grilled salmon or chicken. Even better the next day, when the flavors have a chance to meld.

serves 6

1 cup quinoa
1 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
1 cup frozen green beans, defrosted, or use fresh
1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
1/4 cup green onion, sliced
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
11/2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper

Rinse quinoa if it's not pre-rinsed. In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa with 2 cups water (or water mixed with chicken or vegetable broth) and bring to a boil at high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and continue cooking until all water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
In a medium bowl, combine cooked quinoa, dried cranberries, green beans, walnuts, and green onions.
In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, olive oil, and garlic until well blended. Pour over the quinoa mixture and toss to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Comments

08/29/14
I really liked this salad. It got better a day or two later! The only thing that I didn't like, was the relatively small amount the original recipe makes. In the future, I will at the very least double it to serve company.
08/16/14
Your recipes appeal to me and I generally want to print them. The "print friendly" version is difficult to read quickly as all the ingredients and instructions are typed in paragraph form. Simply choosing " print" provides a copy with a huge picture such that the recipe uses 2 pages. Could you see if there is a way to allow us to print these great recipes on 1 page?
08/22/14
I simply copy the verbiage and paste it into a Word or Pages document. The recipe comes out clear and on one page--if I leave out the photo. Once I print it I don't even bother to save it.
08/15/14
Do you have a printable version of your recipes that does not include the photo? Most of the time, I can't fit your recipes on to one page because of the photo.
08/15/14
Please, how about some analysis of nutrients. Thanks.

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