Are you tired of eating your leftover Thanksgiving meal? If you are, try this recipe. It is healthy and delicious. The combination of the minty mint and the sweet cranberries are so refreshing, just like a dip in the pool.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Add quinoa, reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, about 13 minutes. Stir in olive oil; fluff quinoa with a fork. Set aside to cool slightly.

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  • Stir mint, almonds, dried cranberries, kale, carrots, celery, scallion, grape tomatoes, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

438 calories; protein 11.7g 23% DV; carbohydrates 51.7g 17% DV; fat 22.5g 35% DV; cholesterol 3mg 1% DV; sodium 667.7mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (39)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2013
Easy to make with a lot of healthy ingredients. Flavorful! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2016
This ended up being more work than expected but was a refreshing unique salad. I subbed spinach for the kale. Read More
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55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2013
Easy to make with a lot of healthy ingredients. Flavorful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2013
Even my very picky eater husband enjoyed this recipe, with a few tweeks. Instead of kale, I used spinach. I used shredded carrots and cut the almonds in half. I used lemon infused olive oil. I chopped the dried cranberries and celery. It was delicious right after I made it and just as good cold as left overs. Next time I will make the full batch for more leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2013
Mmmmm so good. Very flavorful Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2013
Very yummy. It is fresh tasting and I liked the combo of mint cranberries and onion strangely enough. I chopped up all of the vegetables very small and it was delcious. My friend agreed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2013
This was very different and unusual. Both my husband and I enjoyed it but we weren't sure if it was a salad or main dish, or if it should be eaten hot or cold. We ate this for dinner one night and used the remainder as a side dish the following night. I thought it tasted the best when eaten at room temperature. Don't skip the lemon zest, the zest seemed to unify all the other ingredients, Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2013
Great recipe! Super healthy! Love the taste of mint and lemon together. Thank you so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2014
I have to admit, at first I wasn't too impressed but after the flavors had a chance to meld overnight --MMMMMmmmm!!! For this reason, I would recommend making it the day before you plan to serve it. I didn't use kale or tomatoes (mostly because I don't like them) but the carrots, nuts, cranberries, and the fresh mint, mixed with lemon and seasonings.. this is a keeper for sure. Makes me think that spring and summer are on their way! Keeps well in the fridge too. Thank so you much Conner; your taste buds are right on the money! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2013
Wow! This was amazing! So good! I am impressed that someone so young has such a refined palate. It was a bit of trouble to cut up and add so many ingredients but well worth it. I used Inca red quinoa and Roma tomatoes because that is what I had. Thanks for sharing your fantastic recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2013
It was super easy with lots of flavor. I followed the recipe to a tee and will make this dish over and over again. The crunch from the almonds and carrots gave it that extra kick; I couldn't really taste the celery which is fine. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2016
This ended up being more work than expected but was a refreshing unique salad. I subbed spinach for the kale. Read More
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