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Quinoa Salad With Maple Dressing

Quinoa Salad With Maple Dressing

Quinoa Salad With Maple DressingNote: This gluten-free recipe was created by celebrity chef Robert Irvine. It's a hearty, healthy side dish, perfect for a holiday meal.

Prep Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, soaked in water
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 4 cups fresh kale, chopped
  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 1 small fennel bulb, shaved
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced small
  • 1/2 cup beets, cooked and diced
Directions:
  1. To prepare the dressing: Heat a small pan over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil. Add the garlic and sauté gently until light golden brown. Remove from heat immediately and pour into a mixing bowl. Add lemon juice, mustard, maple syrup, and 1/4 cup of grapeseed oil. Whisk well.
  2. In a large bowl, toss all remaining ingredients.
  3. Add dressing to salad and serve.

Servings: 8 servings

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD