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4 servings
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
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Almond Cranberry Maple Quinoa Salad

Delicious and hearty quinoa salad.



  1. Combine white quinoa, red quinoa and 1 1/2 cups of water in a pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover pot and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Remove pot from heat and allow quinoa to steam for another 10 minutes. Transfer quinoa to bowl, fluff and cool to room temperature.
  3. Add cranberries, almonds and chopped scallions.
  4. In a separate bowl, make the dressing: rice vinegar, olive oil, maple syrup and salt.
  5. Add dressing to quinoa mixture and mix well.
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I honestly love this recipe, however, I am not sure that this actually fits into my overall goal / objective. But I do like this!!! My overall goal/objective is to decrease my triglycerides as well as my weight. The quinoa has a lot of fiber and that helps, but the overall sugar is 24.24 g. I love the protein content also. I am the only one in the house right now that will eat quinoa, so for me, this was a tasty break.
16 Jan 15 by member: phutch14


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Nutrition summary:

There are 454 calories in 1 serving of Almond Cranberry Maple Quinoa Salad.
Calorie break-down: 44% fat, 48% carbs, 8% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 207
Calories 454
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 23.04g 35%
  Saturated Fat 2.372g 12%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 3.19g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 14.36g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 151mg 6%
Potassium 155mg  
Total Carbohydrate 57.13g 19%
  Dietary Fiber 6.3g 25%
  Sugars 24.24g  
Protein 9.23g  
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 31% Iron 62%
of RDI*
(454 calories)
23% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (48%)
Fat (44%)
Protein (8%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories