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Cranberry Veggie Quinoa Salad

If you’re looking for a vegan entrée that will fill you up—while using fairly typical ingredients and only a little time—give this yummy meal a try.

Cranberry Veggie Quinoa Salad

It’s also very colorful and will add loads of flavor as a side dish or on a potluck buffet table. 

Cranberry Veggie Quinoa Salad


  • 3 C water
  • 1-1/2 C quinoa
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 C grated carrot
  • 1 C dried cranberries
  • 1 C toasted slivered almonds
  • 2 t curry powder
  • 4 T lime juice
  • 1/4 C finely chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil water in saucepan.
  2. Add quinoa, return to boil, lower to simmer. Simmer 15 minutes, until water is absorbed.
  3. Chill cooked quinoa until cold.
  4. Add remaining ingredients. Stir.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Chill.



{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Marcus July 16, 2014, 10:06 pm

    We tried this last night. A winner! Thanks for the great addition to our regular menus.

  • Peter July 31, 2014, 6:51 pm

    Thanks! That seemed to be great so easy to cook.
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  • Kristen August 25, 2014, 8:52 pm

    I am always looking for side recipes and usually am stumped. I LOVE this one! Thanks for sharing!

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