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Cranberry Quinoa Salad

(Last Updated On: January 29, 2021)

A delicious and refreshing quinoa salad, perfect for cookouts and potlucks. Use agave nectar for a vegan side dish that’s ready in no time. To quickly cool quinoa, place in fine-mesh strainer and rinse with cold water.

Nutrition Tip: Cranberries are wonderful for supporting the heart, as they contain both anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and antioxidants that reduce the risk of developing CVD.

Cranberry Quinoa Salad

Cranberry Quinoa Salad

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 small navel orange, juiced
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup shelled edamame
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds


  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Set aside to cool.
  2. In large bowl, mix salt, lime juice, orange juice, oil and honey. Add quinoa, cranberries, spinach, edamame and sunflower seeds. Served chilled.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 9.5gSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 3.6gSugar: 8gProtein: 6g

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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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