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Cranberry and Cilantro Quinoa Salad
May 17, 2012

I am trying to like this. I had added more lime because at first taste, it seemed as there wasn't enough, but now that it's sat, I can't even sense it. Like many, I'm rather new to quinoa and I haven't been a fan. I really was hoping to like this recipe, so I would at least use what I have, not to mention all the benefits it has to offer. I will say that the bites that contain the cranberry are my favorite and I added a bit of garlic in hopes of improving the taste. I am not sure if it is just me or the flavors. I am going to add more lime and let it sit a bit longer and see if it improves for my tastes at all.***Update: after sitting overnight, WOW!! What a difference. I also added a bit 2 cloves of crushed garlic and a chopped up some organic cucumbers. I don't think this made the difference, but I can't believe it was the same salad. I would rate this recipe 5 stars if the submitter specified that it needed to sit more than 6 hours, my guess is it probably needs around 10-12 minimum, for the flavors to really take over the quinoa and meld together. I am so happy I found a quinoa recipe that I truly am able to enjoy. If you are not a fan of the quinoa, let it sit overnight and try it for lunch the next day.

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