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Maple, Balsalmic Quinoa Salad

Maple,
Balsalmic Quinoa Salad

INGREDIENTS:
•1 2/3 cup
quinoa, rinsed
•1/3 cup
extra-virgin olive oil
•1/3 cup
balsamic vinegar
•1/3 cup pure
maple syrup
•1 cup dried
cranberries or cherries (TIP: Look for unsweetened or naturally sweetened
varieties.)
•1 cup raw
unsalted chopped pecans
•4 to 5
scallions, thinly sliced
•1 tsp sea
salt, plus additional to taste
INSTRUCTIONS:
1.Cook quinoa
according to package directions. Let cool completely.
2.Prepare
dressing: In a small bowl, whisk oil, vinegar and maple syrup.
3.Add 3/4 cup
dressing to quinoa. Stir in cranberries, pecans, scallions and salt.
Refrigerate overnight. Serve cold or at room temperature; just before serving,
stir in remaining 1/4 cup dressing and season with salt.
Nutrients per
serving (1 cup):
 Calories: 325, Total Fat: 12 g, Sat. Fat: 1 g,
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.5 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.5 g, Carbs: 49 g, Fiber: 5
g, Sugars: 20 g, Protein: 7 g, Sodium: 247 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg
Thank you Clean Eating Magazine! 

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