This salad is delicious served hot or cold! It's vegan, gluten-free, and is pretty healthy!

Recipe Summary

10 mins
24 mins
34 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water and quinoa in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until most of the water has been absorbed, about 8 minutes. Add cranberries; cook until plump and quinoa is tender, 4 to 5 minutes more. Transfer to a bowl.

  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, cover, and steam until tender, 2 to 5 minutes. Drain; fold into the quinoa mixture.

  • Mix olive oil, orange juice, lime juice, and garlic together in a small bowl to make dressing. Pour over quinoa mixture; toss to combine. Sprinkle walnuts on top.

Cook's Notes:

Use frozen broccoli instead of fresh if preferred.

Substitute pecans for walnuts if desired.

Substitute lemon juice for the lime if desired.

Nutrition Facts

391 calories; protein 9g; carbohydrates 50.3g; fat 19g; sodium 13.5mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
I made it according to the directions except I added another cup of broccoli and doubled the garlic. It was ok. I probably won’t make it again. Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
The only thing I changed was adding sunflower seeds in place of nuts at the end. I think I will also add a little extra broccoli next time. Very good. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Used 1 whole bag of broccoli (steamer), and doubled the dressing ingredients except for the oil. Only had lemon instead of lime juice, added salt and pepper. Used around 1/2 craisins and 1/2 dried cherries. Delish Read More
Rating: 5 stars
No changes. I and my friends loved. complemented the BBQ chicken I had. Will make it again and again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this as written (not using the substitutions in the notes) and we loved it. The dressing is delicate and light. The textures and flavors make this a wonderful addition to your meal. Thank you for your recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious made as written. Great with a baked chicken breast. Lovely recipe... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very quick to make - Very Tasty! I did added diced chicken breast and cucumbers as well as snow peas. I will definitely be making this recipe again. ( do NOT omit the garlic! ) Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Followed the recipe except to substitute lemon juice for lime juice. Doubt I'll make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Definitely a keeper. Made as is but had half an orange left so I added the chunks to a serving. YUM!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
YUMMY! I make the recipe split it into two portions and take for my lunch for two days! I do take out the garlic - it's just too strong for me. Highly recommend! Read More