Mandarin Quinoa Salad Recipe

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Mandarin Quinoa Salad
How to make Mandarin Quinoa Salad
  • Chef: Anurudh Khanna
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Mandarin Quinoa Salad Recipe: A refreshing, chilled salad packed with the goodness of quinoa and sunflower seeds along with citrusy cranberries and mandarin oranges tossed in a dressing of honey, salt and extra virgin olive oil.

Ingredients of Mandarin Quinoa Salad

  • 2/3 Cups uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/3 cups dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cups sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • A pinch of salt

How to Make Mandarin Quinoa Salad

  • 1.In a medium sized sauce pan, bring quinoa and water to a rolling boil. Reduce heat and let simmer on low for 10-12 minutes or until all of the water has fully absorbed. Set aside.
  • 2.Over a small bowl, drain the liquid from your mandarin oranges, keeping the liquid as you will use it as part of the dressing.
  • 3.Transfer your cooked quinoa into a large bowl and add in mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, and sunflower seeds.
  • 4.Gently toss the mixture together. Don’t mix it too much or be too aggressive because the mandarin oranges are fragile.
  • 5.To make your dressing: Use the liquid from your mandarin oranges, as your base and add in 2 tbsps honey, 2 tsps extra virgin olive oil, and a pinch of salt. Whisk together.
  • 6.Pour dressing over your quinoa mixture and give it another toss. Garnish with beetroot slices.
  • 7.Let your salad chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving!
Key Ingredients: uncooked quinoa, water, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, mandarin oranges, honey, extra virgin olive oil, salt