Cranberry Quinoa

Cranberries and pecans make this a fun and delicious way to eat quinoa. The light dressing complements the subtle flavors of the quinoa.

2 cups quinoa
4 cups water
½ teaspoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
2 ribs celery, chopped
3-4 Tablespoons green onions, sliced thin
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup pecans, toasted and chopped

5 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons cilantro, minced
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
Dash pepper

  • Place water and quinoa in a 2-quart pot. Add ¼ tsp. salt and ½ tsp. oil. Bring to a boil and then simmer at a very low heat. Do not stir. Cook covered for about 15 minutes until small peaks form on top of quinoa and liquid is evaporated. Remove from heat. Stand covered for 10 minutes before transferring to a bowl and cool to room temperature. (Can cool faster in refrigerator if preferred.)
  • Gently mix dressing in small bowl or measuring cup with a fork.
  • Add dressing to quinoa and mix in.
  • Add in vegetables, nuts and cranberries and mix well.
  • Serve at room temperature.

Serves: 4-6

Cooking time: 30 minutes

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Kiko Alfredoo
Kiko Alfredoo3 years ago

wow love the crans

Elena Poensgen
Elena P4 years ago

Thank you :)

Dale O.

I like red quinoa and cranberries, so this makes a wonderful combination of good food.

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Mary T.
Mary T4 years ago

thanks for the recipe, will have to make it one day

Marilyne T4 years ago

Surely seems to taste good, but to me quinoa is too annoying to prepare with its necessary washings to make it edible... I was used to eating it on a daily basis but I found I spent too much time for it not to taste bitter so I gave up !

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago


sheila casey
Past Member 4 years ago

Quinoa is versatile in that you can make a tabouli like salade or use it in place of rice for pilaf, add it cooked to scrambled eggs, add it to egg salade, etc etc. If a recipe calls for rice or couscous or cracked wheat/bulger, be bold and try subbing quinoa.

Danuta Watola
Danuta W4 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Linda Goodman
Linda G.4 years ago

Can't wait to try this.