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Apple Cranberry Quinoa Salad, prepared and in a white bowl
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Serving Size:
1/2 cup

Apple Cranberry Quinoa Salad


A quinoa salad with fall flavors.




  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 large apple, diced
  • ⅓ cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries


  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Cook the quinoa according to package directions and set aside. Once the quinoa has cooled add the remaining salad ingredients. Add all of the vinaigrette ingredients to a small bowl or jar with a lid. Whisk or shake until combined. Pour vinaigrette over salad and stir until combined.

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Dietary and Nutrition


One medium apple (3 inches in diameter) has 95 calories, 0 grams (g) fat, 0.4 g protein, 25 g carbohydrate and 4 g fiber, plus several vitamins and minerals. Eat the peeling for the maximum health benefits because most of the fiber and many disease-fighting antioxidants are in the peel.

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Let's Enjoy Apples! (FN1966, July 2020)

You’ve probably heard the expression “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Research continues to show that the fiber and natural antioxidants and other phytochemicals (plant chemicals) in apples may help prevent chronic diseases.

Field to Fork Apples! (FN1792, Reviewed Jan. 2020)

Apples are members of the rose family, and more than 7,500 varieties are grown throughout the world. Apples can be eaten fresh, frozen, canned or dried.

This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.