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Sweet Quinoa Salad

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Quinoa Salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 656kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 cup vinegar, white wine
  • 1/2 medium lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger root, fresh
  • 1 1/2 cup grapes
  • 1/4 medium onion, red
  • 15 ounce black beans, canned
  • 1/2 cup apricots, dried
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 4 cup spinach

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to package directions; set aside while preparing the remaining ingredients.
  • Whisk together honey, vinegar, juice of lime, salt, pepper, and olive oil (or the oil of your choice) in a small bowl.
  • Mince garlic, grate ginger, slice grapes in half, and thinly slice onion. Place all in a large bowl and add the quinoa and the honey mixture.
  • Fold in drained and rinsed black beans, chopped dried apricots, and cashews; mix well.
  • Serve over a bed of spinach (or any other greens you prefer).

Nutrition

Calories: 656kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 732mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 20g