© Todd Porter & Diane Cu
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Serves : 4

Decorate your holiday feasting table with this healthy quinoa salad that's studded with sweet cranberries and crunchy almonds. Slideshow: Quinoa Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

Combine the quinoa, water and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring the water to a boil, and after the water begins to boil, reduce the heat to low and cover the pan.

Step 2    

Gently simmer, covered, for 15 minutes (there may still be some water not yet absorbed). Remove from heat.

Step 3    

Keeping the pan covered, let it stand for 5 minutes, or until the remaining water is absorbed.

Step 4    

Remove the lid and gently fluff the quinoa. Set aside to cool.

Step 5    

Melt butter a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in orange juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, and the dried cranberries. Bring the liquids to simmer and then gently simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Step 6    

Toss together the quinoa, cranberry mixture with the juices, and almonds and then serve at room temperature.

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