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Cherry and Quinoa Salad

 
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Fresh sweet cherries and quinoa are tossed with celery, creamy goat cheese, toasted almonds and tangy white wine vinaigrette.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

30

min

Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

237 ml quinoa
rinsed
473 ml water
473 ml cherries
freshly pitted and halved
*
2 each celery stalks
tough ends removed and thinly sliced
118 ml goat (chevre) cheese
crumbled
*
60 ml almonds
sliced and toasted
White wine vinaigrette:
60 ml olive oil, extra-virgin
30 ml white wine vinegar
2.5 ml dijon mustard
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
*

Directions

Add the quinoa and water in a medium saucepan.

Cover, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Turn off the heat, and let stand for another 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Transfer the quinoa into a large mixing bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until well blended, season with salt and black pepper.

Add the cherries, celeries and goat cheese into the same mixing bowl.

Pour the dressing over, and gently toss until well combined.

Season to taste with more vinegar, salt and black pepper if needed.

Served warm, at room temperature or chilled with toasted almonds sprinkled on top.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 208g (7.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 31253% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 38mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Sugars g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 5% Iron 24%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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