- 1 cup quinoa, cooked
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup shredded carrot
2 tablespoon sunflower seed kernals (salted or unsalted)
2 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Mix the quinoa, cranberries, carrots, green onion and sunflower seeds in a bowl
Add the honey to the cider vinegar in a microwave proof cup and heat for 30 seconds, stir to dissolve the honey. Add olive oil and stir well or use blender to mix.
Blend dressing in to salad, add salt and pepper to taste. chill at least 1 hour before serving.
Number of Servings: about 4, 1/2 cup servings
I first posted this on my personal site, but figured I would share it here too. I use a mix of red and white quinoa, but using all of one or the other is fine. I just like the visual of using the mixed. I would recommend letting sit overnight if you can, the cranberries will really plump up. If you don’t have cranberries, or just want a different flavor, try raisins or dried cherries and maybe almonds or walnuts instead of the sunflower seeds. Oh, and I think next time I might add some red bell pepper too. If you want to up the protein, increase the amount of quinoa, but leave the other stuff at the same amounts.