I searched old blog posts for this recipe yesterday, but it seems that I haven't shared it with you yet! I enjoy it every once in a while to mix up my morning routine. I cook the quinoa according to the directions, but I tend to add whatever fruit and nuts I have around. This morning I added about 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds and 5 or 6 pecan halves. Feel free to get creative with it!
Cold Quinoa Salad4 Servings
|1/2 cup||apple juice|
|1/2 cup||quinoa, (dry measure), well rinsed and drained|
|1 large||apple, diced|
|60 ml||cranberry, dried, sweetened, optional|
|4 tbsp chopped||walnuts|
|2 cups||yogurt, fruit or vanilla, fat-free or low-fat|
Place water, apple juice, cinnamon and rinsed quinoa in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until all of the liquid is absorbed, approximately 15 minutes.
Cool, transfer quinoa to a large mixing bowl and refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour.
Add apples, dried cranberries and walnuts to quinoa. Mix well. Fold in yogurt. Serve immediately.
Steph Wheler, RD
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