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Apple Quinoa Salad

Apple Quinoa SaladPacked with nutrition and bursting with flavor, this easy-to-make salad provides a delicious dose of whole grains, including the mighty powerhouse grain, quinoa. And it's the perfect complement to kids' lunches—boosting energy levels to get them through the day.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup Apple NESTLÉ JUICY JUICE All Natural 100% Juice
1 cup water
1 cup ivory quinoa, rinsed
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 medium red or green apples, diced
1 cup sliced celery
1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint (optional)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 lemon, washed and cut in half

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place apple juice, water, quinoa and cinnamon in medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Cool slightly; transfer to large serving bowl and cover. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Add apples, celery, cherries, mint, oil, salt and pepper to quinoa. Squeeze lemon juice over salad; toss to coat.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 210 Calories from Fat: 35 Total Fat: 4 g Saturated Fat: 0.5 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 120 mg Carbohydrates: 40 g Dietary Fiber: 3 g Sugars: 15 g Protein: 5 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.