Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Dairy-Free Caesar Dressing
Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 4
 
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan
Ingredients
  • For Salad:
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 cups mixed greens such as spinach and arugula
  • For Dressing:
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • ⅛ cup pine nuts
  • 2 tsp. white miso paste
  • ¼ tsp. agave nectar
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook quinoa according to directions.
  2. Meanwhile, combine all dressing ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Add more water, if necessary.
  3. In a large serving bowl, combine cooked quinoa, dried cranberries, scallions and mixed greens; gently toss with Caesar dressing to coat.
  4. Serve chilled.
Notes
Serving Size: ½ cup Calories: 305.3 cal • Fat: 9.9 g • Protein: 9.3 g • Carb: 47.8 g • Fiber: 5.5 g • Sugar: 11.5 g • Sodium: 251.2 mg
Recipe by Gluten Free Recipes - The Healthy Apple at http://thehealthyapple.com/2012/11/12/cranberry-quinoa-salad-with-dairy-free-caesar-dressing/