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Cranberry Quinoa Salad

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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Amber Gray

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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