Red Quinoa Salad recipe

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Red Quinoa Salad

Red Quinoa Salad
1 cup red quinoa
2 cups red wine
1 cup chopped broccoli
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1 cup chopped cauliflower
1 cup dried cranberries (bulk bin #608)
1 cup walnuts (bulk bin # 651) chopped
1 (11- oz.) can Raley's Mandarin Oranges drained
1/4 cup flax oil (or extra virgin olive oil)
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar (not seasoned)
1/4 cup orange juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook and stand time: 30 minutes
Chill time: at least 30 minutes

Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh sieve and drain well. Place in a medium saucepan with wine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes, then fluff with a fork and let cool; refrigerate until chilled. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and stir in broccoli, bell pepper, cauliflower, cranberries, walnuts and mandarin oranges; stir lightly. Whisk together oil, vinegar and juice in a small bowl and pour over quinoa mixture; stir until well mixed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.


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