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Quinoa Salad with Cherry and Almonds
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Quinoa Salad with Cherry & Almonds

A grain salad is perfect for summer barbecues, picnics and potlucks. Try quinoa with dried cherries and almonds tossed in a bright citrus vinaigrette.
  • 15m

    prep time

  • 15m

    Cook Time

  • 189

    Calories

  • 13

    Ingredients

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Ingredients

8

Servings

  • 1 cup white quinoa
  • 2 cups Kitchen Basics® Unsalted Vegetable Stock
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon perfect pinch mexican seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Rinse quinoa; drain well. Bring quinoa and stock to boil in small saucepan on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

  • Meanwhile, mix orange juice, agave nectar, oil, Seasoning and lime juice in small bowl until well blended.

  • Mix quinoa, bell pepper, cherries, cucumber, almonds and onion in large bowl. Drizzle with dressing; toss well. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve at room temperature.

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