Cranberry + Apple Quinoa Salad
Cool morning runs, hot apple cider + warm pumpkin pie — what’s not to love about fall! It seems that by mid October, maple syrup + cinnamon start to run through our veins. We all love finding or creating our own tasty fall treats, but sometimes that *fall spirit* falls short with our bigger meals. It’s sometimes tough to break free from our usual [+ sometimes boring] healthy meals! Although salad is a go-to, why not mix it up with a new + creative seasonal salad?! Knowing that quinoa is a close friend to us all ; ), let’s talk about this cranberry + apple quinoa salad.
½ cup Quinoa
1 Granny Smith Apple [sliced]
½ cup dried Cranberries
⅓ cup Red Wine Vinaigrette
⅓ cup sliced Almonds
¼ cup Onions [diced]
⅓ cup crumbled Blue Cheese
2 cups Spring Mix
½ tsp Black Pepper
½ Lemon [juiced]
#1] In a medium sauce pan, bring water + quinoa to a boil, then reduce heat + cover for about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. While the quinoa is cooking, grab a small bowl, pour dressing onto lettuce + mix gently.
#2] In a medium bowl, add cooked quinoa, almonds, cranberries, onion + lettuce. Squeeze lemon + stir in with black pepper.
#3] Place the salad in a bowl or plate + layer on the sliced apples + blue cheese on top!
Now it’s your turn! Chef it up for your next big meal + give this tasty salad a try! Feel free to substitute// add any ingredients to make sure you are truly satisfied with your #CHAARGeats! Make sure to use this hashtag + tag @chaarg when you share your creations with us on Insta!
+ Raechel [@life_inchaarg], VirtCHAARG girl from NY