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Cranberry and Mint Quinoa

Cranberry and Mint Quinoa
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WebMD Recipe from Foodily.com

Ingredients
  • 2 cups
    quinoa, cooked
  • 1/2 cup
    cranberries
  • 1 pound
    fresh green beans
  • 1/4 cup
    macadamia nuts, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon
    lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon
    red pepper, crushed
  •  
    handful of fresh mint , finely chopped
  •  
    balsamic vinegar, to taste
  •  
    sea salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook quinoa per directions on package.
  2. Cook cranberries in a pot of water for 10 minutes over medium heat just until they pop. Be sure not to over-cook the cranberries, as this will make them bitter.
  3. While the cranberries are cooking, blanch green beans by boiling a pot of water and pouring it over the beans in a colander.
  4. In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, cranberries and green beans; toss with macadamia nuts, balsamic, lemon juice, crushed red pepper, sea salt and pepper.
  5. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings
  • Calories365
  • Carbohydrates59.8 g
    • Dietary fiber9.5 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Fat8.9 g
    • Saturated fat1.1 g
  • Sodium11 mg
  • Protein14 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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