Easy Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts

We made this easy quinoa salad recipe this past weekend for a fun BBQ. It was surely a hit. Not to mention how colorful it turned out. 

It was pertty as we say in Texas.

EASY quinoa salad with cranberries and walnuts makes a beautiful side dish. It's extremely healthy and uses no oil. Try it today!

The amazing thing about this easy quinoa salad is that it doesn’t contain any oil. It’s completely healthy for you.

I actually kept a bowl for myself to eat the next day. I think it might have tasted even better on day 2. So feel free to make it ahead of time.

How to Make Easy Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts

EASY quinoa salad with cranberries and walnuts makes a beautiful side dish. It's extremely healthy and uses no oil. Try it today!

EASY quinoa salad with cranberries and walnuts makes a beautiful side dish. It's extremely healthy and uses no oil. Try it today!
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Easy Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts

It's so colorful and makes a tasty side dish.

Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 c quinoa
  • 1/2 c butternut squash or carrots shredded or finely diced
  • 1/4 c red bell pepper finely diced
  • 1/4 c yellow bell pepper finely diced
  • 1/2 c red onion finely diced
  • 2 T curry powder
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/2 c fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 c walnut pieces
  • 1/2 c cranberries
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook Quinoa according to directions

  2. Let cool in refrigerator 

  3. Once quinoa is chilled add remaining ingredients and stir well

This easy quinoa salad makes a wonderful side dish with chicken or pork. Just simply throw some meat on the grill and you have yourself a healthy easy meal. Don’t forget to double the recipe so you can have leftovers.

Be sure to try our other super salads…

EASY Pasta Salad – Yes, I cheat a bit

The BEST Greek Salad – it’s my mom’s recipe

Sesame Swiss Cheese Italian Salad – my favorite

SO EASY Spinach Salad – it’s always a hit

Anytime Fruit Salad – I make this a lot for potlucks

Let us know how your family enjoyed this easy quinoa salad. Also, if you change it up to meet your family’s needs, share in the comments. 

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