Packed with nutrition and bursting with flavor, this easy-to-make Apple Quinoa Salad provides a delicious dose of whole grains. And it’s the perfect complement to kids’ OR adults lunches – boosting energy levels to get through the day. Quinoa is a complete protein, and provides an abundance of nutrition and energy.
1 cup Apple Juicy Juice® 100% juice
1 cup water
1 cup ivory quinoa rinsed
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 medium red or green apples diced
1 cup sliced celery
1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint (optional)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 lemon washed and cut in half
PLACE Apple Juicy Juice® 100% juice, water, quinoa and cinnamon in medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Cool slightly; transfer to large serving bowl and cover. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
ADD apples, celery, cherries, mint, oil, salt and pepper to quinoa. Squeeze lemon juice over salad; toss to coat.
Servings Per Recipe 6