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Quinoa with Feta, Walnuts, and Dried Cranberries

Laura Manos Emms

"Fast and easy to make, this can be used as a main dish, side dish, or even a snack. Please use the 'real deal' Greek feta; it will add so much more flavor!"
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30 m servings 243 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Bring chicken broth and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and broth has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer quinoa to a bowl.
  2. Stir walnuts and cranberries through the quinoa; add feta cheese and gently stir.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can use water to boil the quinoa if you'd prefer.
  • Pecans or almonds are fine in place of the walnuts.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 243 calories; 11.4 g fat; 28.6 g carbohydrates; 8.6 g protein; 14 mg cholesterol; 195 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This was my first attempt so I didn't change anything. The feta threw me off a bit but it tastes pretty good. I like walnuts and dried cranberries which definitely gives it a nutty and sweet fla...

Added dried chopped onion, garlic powder and basil to the quinoa as cooking. Mixed all ingredients, 1tbsp of the feta brine and chopped scallion. YUMMY!

This makes a great addition to my lunch box. 1/2 cup is 245 calories. I think I'll try it with apple next week instead of cranberry just to mix things up.