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Sweet’n’Crunchy Quinoa Salad

So ridiculously chock full of nutrition and so incredibly good!  This one is definitely a family favorite that always gets devoured.  Yea…I’m not stoppin’ ’em.


3 cups cooked Quinoa (about 1.5 cups dry)

2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Coconut Oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Pink Lady Apple (or other apple of choice), cored and diced

1/2 cup small chopped Carrot

1/2 cup small chopped Celery

3/4 cup Dried Cranberries

1/2 cup chopped Walnuts or Pecans

Juice & zest of 1 Naval Orange

3 Tbsp Honey

S&P, to taste



If using coconut oil, stir it into the warm quinoa so it melts and evenly coats it.

Mix together all ingredients.

Cover and chill 1-2 hours (or until ready to serve) to allow salad to cool and flavors to meld.

Published by LaTricia Morris

Hi. I'm LaTricia Morris, licensed PA Realtor, wife and mother of two amazing children, one cat and a 3-legged pit-baby. I also work in health and wellness through my business Defiance Fitness + Nutrition where I offer solutions that help people overcome obstacles to their health and wellness goals. What can I say? I couldn't be more committed to the call to helping people like you maximize your life potential and fall in love with the life you get to live. It's my joy to help you improve your quality of life, from helping you look and feel your best to helping you find the home that will serve as the setting for some of your life's most precious memories. I LOVE seeing you accomplish your lifestyle goals and count it a blessing to be part of that.

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