Gluten-free quinoa cranberry salad

I know you’re all ready for a little cleanse after those wild holiday parties, right?

Yup. That’s what I thought.

I read your mind.

And I created this easy cleansing quinoa salad recipe with you in mind, of course.

Gluten-free quinoa cranberry salad recipe

Gluten-free quinoa cranberry salad for New Years

It’s one of a kind.

It’s a simple dish.

Gluten-free detox quinoa cranberry salad

It’s healthy.

And hearty.

And  O’ so flavorful.

Cleansing gluten-free quinoa cranberry salad for New Years

It’s one of those dishes you could eat for lunch with a few slices of bread, serve for dinner with grilled chicken breast or enjoy tomorrow morning as leftovers with a poached egg and jam.

It’s naturally sweet and filled with lots of detoxing ingredients that are sure to get your body back in gear after eating too many bon bon’s and drinking way too much eggnog.

Gluten-free quinoa cranberry New Years detox salad

Don’t worry- you’ll get back on track- and you can easily reset your body with clean foods like this.

Take a scoop and have a bite. You’re gunna love it.


Gluten-free quinoa cranberry salad for lunch

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New Year's Cleansing Quinoa Cranberry Salad
Serves: 4
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree



  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. In a large bowl, toss cooked quinoa with bell pepper, cranberries, cashews and basil.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, olive oil, orange juice, orange zest, sea salt and pepper; drizzle over quinoa salad and serve.
Nutrition Facts
New Year's Cleansing Quinoa Cranberry Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 373mg11%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1321IU26%
Vitamin C 41mg50%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. The last time I tried making a quinoa salad, it just didn’t work. I couldn’t wash it well (they kept running out the sieve. I couldn’t seem to cook it well. And well, the salad was quite literally, a rock. Any suggestions for getting the cooking part down?

    1. Happy to help you Katy; you don’t have to rinse the quinoa before you cook it. Cook it with a small amount of water and keep stirring until all water is used up then add little more water until quinoa is very tender, about 20 minutes. oxxx