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bowl of quinoa salad with cranberries, apples and walnuts

Cranberry Apple Quinoa Salad

Kerri Jablonski
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 granny smith apple diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 2 tbsp toasted walnuts
  • 3 tbsp asian sesame dressing
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger


  • Combine the quinoa and broth in a medium sauce pan. Bring the quinoa to a boil, then simmer, covered for about 10-15 minutes until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Transfer to a large bowl and allow to cool for ten minutes.
  • While quinoa is cooking, dice your apples and chop your onions.
  • Chop walnuts and lightly toast them in a small pan over medium-low heat. Set aside.
  • Add the apples, cranberries and green onions to the quinoa.
  • Sprinkle ground ginger over everything, and then add dressing. Toss to coat.
  • Top with toasted walnuts and serve immediately.
Keyword quinoa