Cranberry Quinoa Salad Recipe

Cranberry Quinoa Salad Recipe

30-minute recipe Serves 10
This beautiful dish is perfect for any season: as a side dish during the holidays, or for a picnic during the warmer months. This cranberry quinoa salad recipe packs tons of flavour as the quinoa is cooked in broth rather than water, and sprinkled with goat cheese to finish.
30-minute recipe Serves 10


Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 20 mins
  • 1

    Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high. Add 2 tsp of the oil, then quinoa and 1/4 tsp salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 2 minutes.

  • 2

    Add chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Transfer to bowl and let cool.

  • 3

    Meanwhile, place green beans and water in shallow microwaveable dish. Cover and microwave on high until tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain well and pat dry.

  • 4

    Whisk together remaining 2 tbsp + 1 tsp oil, vinegar, garlic, remaining 1/4 tsp salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add quinoa, green beans, spinach, onion, cranberries and pumpkin seeds and toss to combine. Transfer to a large serving platter and sprinkle with goat cheese before serving.

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