A quinoa salad bursting at the seams with fresh apples, chewy cranberries, toasted walnuts and the sharp bite of feta cheese. All that is good in this world.
A creamy, toasted walnut dressing made with lemon and olive oil ties these everyday ingredients together to make something extraordinary.
The salad is a cinch to throw together for a tasty and healthy lunch that travels well and makes a great side dish that will steal the show.
So immensely satisfying and delicious with its mix of sweet, tart, salty and savory flavors combined with a multitude of textures to keep your taste buds happy. I could eat it everyday and never tire of it.
Quinoa (KEEN-wah) is considered a grain even though it’s the seeds we eat. High in protein and fiber, it’s a little pricey but worth every cent. I compare it’s texture and taste to couscous and use the two interchangeably, although quinoa is the nutritional powerhouse of the two. Quinoa has a bitter outer coating that must be rinsed well before cooking, unless it says pre-washed on the package.
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