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Cranberry Chili Salt Quinoa Salad

Cranberry Chili Salt Quinoa Salad

The mention of a salad usually brings to mind a bowl of mixed greens, however there’s more to a salad than just lettuce and its leafy counterparts!

A quinoa salad makes for a healthy appetiser, side dish or even a delicious meal on its own. If you’ve been looking for an easy, healthy and delicious quinoa recipe, the recipe below may just be it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 whole onion
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • ½ yellow bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped coriander
  • 1 whole carrot
  • 1 cup cranberries

For Salad Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice from 2 medium-sized limes
  • 1 teaspoon chilli salt
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder

Method:

Step 1: Cook quinoa perfectly

  1. Measure 1 cup of quinoa and put in a fine-mesh drainer, then rinse the quinoa thoroughly. Quinoa is usually coated in a bitter-tasting powder so you need to really make sure that you get it all off.
  2. Heat up a saucepan over medium-high heat and add the drained quinoa, stirring it for a few seconds.
  3. Add in hot water. For a fluffy texture, my favourite ratio is 1 cup of quinoa to 1.5 cup of water.
  4. Put some sea salt and let it boil and cook for about 8 minutes.
  5. When it is done, let it cool.

Step 2: Making the salad sauce

  1. Prepare a bowl, add all the ingredients for the salad sauce and mix well.*
  2. The chili salt and curry powder will bring out the flavour of the salad.

* You can always adjust the ingredients according to your preference

Step 3: Putting it all together

  1. First, wash all the salad ingredients (minus the quinoa), and make sure you pat-dry them.
  2. Then chop them finely.
  3. Prepare a big salad bowl and mix quinoa and all the other ingredients together.
  4. Finally put in the salad sauce and mix well.
  5. Put in the fridge for up to 4 hours before serving to allow the flavours to develop.

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Spoon Health
Organic Quinoa

BMS Organics
Wisconsin Cranberries

BMS Organics
Organic Olive Oil

The Indiana Supply
Bali Aga Chilli Salt

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Amanda Teh

Written by: Amanda Teh

Amanda Teh is a qualified Naturopath and holds a Bachelor of Naturopathy from Nature Care College, Sydney. She is a Practitioner Member of the National Herbalist Australia Association, Practitioner Member of the Australia Traditional Medicine Society, and Member of Complementary Medicine Practitioner Associations Council, Australia.

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