This Quinoa Salad with Dried Cranberries and Almonds is packed full of nutritious ingredients with just enough sweetness and crispness to give it a perfect flavor combination.
Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from The Cranberry Institute. Opinions expressed here are my own.
I am thrilled to have recently joined up with The Cranberry Institute to provide you with delicious recipes containing cranberries, because who doesn’t love fruit especially when it’s packed full of antioxidants!?
It’s spring time! Well at least that’s what the calendar says, it’s been spring for technically over a month, but the weather in Michigan thinks otherwise. Regardless, salads remind me of warmer spring-like weather and this recipe fits the bill. I also am continuously trying new combinations of ingredients and recipes (long before blogging) since my husband and I tend to get bored with the same old foods. So when The Cranberry Institute gave me the recipe idea of a cold quinoa salad with dried cranberries and vegetables, I thought why not?
I had a friend over for a play date and shared this salad. She gave it a two-thumbs up as well as my husband. I loved it as well, but after about an hour of eating a bowl of it I was hungry again. So I would definitely serve it as a side dish the next time I make it.
Nutritional Benefits of Cranberries
- Cranberries have been shown to help prevent urinary tract infections
- Cranberries have also been shown to prevent gastric ulcers
- Flavonoids, important antioxidants, are found in cranberries and a flavonoid-rich diet may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
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