Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Orange

  • Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Orange

Rated 3.75 out of 5 based on 4 votes


  • 1.5 cups quinoa
  • 1.5 cups chicken or veggie stock
  • 1 x orange (rind and juice)
  • 1 cup parsley or herbs from the garden


To be honest, I’ve always hated quinoa – it’s a hard word to say, it’s hard to spell, but for a while there every food lover I know was raving about it. People call it superfood but I had never thought it was super – just boring, tasteless, and too bloody healthy but not in a good way.

But I persevered… and discovered that if you make the quinoa with a lovely stock it tastes much less than quinoa and much more like stock. Eureka!

I made this salad which I thought tasted delicious. We had it with roast lamb. My husband still isn’t convinced though unfortunately.

1. add the quinoa to delicious stock, with the juice of an orange, bring to the boil and then simmer until cooked (about 20 mins).
2. fluff up the quinoa with a fork and a splash of olive oil
3. add in orange rind, cranberries, walnuts and parsley, and mix
4. eat.

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  • I’m not convinced either.


    by Cameron Bryant on 22/08/2012, 23:48
    Cameron Bryant
  • I disagree! Quinoa’s the bomb. Five stars!


    by Louise Carter on 28/08/2012, 04:45
    Louise Carter
  • I’m a quinoa convert and this recipe looks amazing – I’ll never eat cous cous again! ;)


    by Amanda Bailey on 04/10/2012, 10:55
    Amanda Bailey
    • Ive been reading a lot about quinoa , its time I give it a go. Love the combination of ingredients and flavours.


      by Ser Yem on 27/03/2014, 22:05
      Ser Yem
  • My husband loves quinoa, luckily! This recipe sounds good bu I think you forgot to add the cranberries. Can you give us the measurement for that?


    by A. Gulden on 26/02/2014, 16:10
    A. Gulden