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New Year’s Cleansing Quinoa Cranberry Salad


Start the new year out right with this Cleansing Quinoa Cranberry Salad. It’s naturally sweet and filled with lots of detoxing ingredients. Serve with a couple slices of bread for lunch or with chicken for a dinner.

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  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons raw cashews, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoons fresh orange zest
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste


Servings 4
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 30mins
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Step 1

Cook quinoa according to package directions.

In a large bowl, toss cooked quinoa with bell pepper, cranberries, cashews and basil.

In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, olive oil, orange juice, orange zest, sea salt and pepper; drizzle over quinoa salad and serve

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