healthy quinoa salad

This quinoa salad is super yummy and easy to make. Normally I'd make something similar to this with couscous, however I had quinoa on hand thought I'd make it a bit healthier!




Serves: 1 as main / 2 as side dish


Ingredients


130g quinoa (about ¾ cup)

650 ml chicken broth (vegetarians or vegans can use veggie broth or salted water)

¼ cup sliced almonds

2 Tbsp dried cranberries

2 Tbsp dried cherries

drizzle of balsamic vinegar

drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

chopped parsley

sea salt


optional and super delicious additions:

chopped fennel tops (the leaves), but fennel bulb would be great too

drizzle of honey


Alternative mix-ins:

chopped apple

celery

any other nut

orange segments (skins removed)

sweet onion

raisins

chopped dates


Method


1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a lidded small saucepan then add in the quinoa and stir.

2. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes. Once time is up, strain out the liquid and stir the quinoa to let out extra steam.

3. In a large bowl spread the quinoa out to cool and dry out a bit, then fluff with a fork.

4. Add all remaining ingredients and stir lightly.

Enjoy!