Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe

This is one of my favorite easy quinoa salad recipes. It’s actually a Red Cabbage Salad with Quinoa, Blueberries & Cinnamon Walnuts. We eat a lot of cabbage in Denmark and red cabbage is one of our all time favorites. I think I eat cabbage at least once a week, because it gives a great crunch to my salads. Red cabbage contains a lot of fibres that is good for you and not least your stomach. For this salad I have also added red quinoa, apples, dried blueberries and cinnamon walnuts. All ingredients that are healthy and nutritious. The cinnamon walnuts can also be eaten as a snack or included on a cheese plate. But I have to warn you, they are very addictive! This salad goes perfect with some pork chops or even a roast pork with crackling, which is also a sort of a national dish in Denmark.

Red Cabbage with walnuts

Red Cabbage Salad with Quinoa, Blueberries & Cinnamon Walnuts

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Red Cabbage Salad with Quinoa, Blueberries & Cinnamon Walnuts
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ small organic red cabbage
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 apple, chopped ¼ inch cubes
  • ¾ cup red quinoa
  • ½ cup water
  • dried blueberries
  • walnuts
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. butter
Instructions
  1. Rinse the quinoa well before use and simmer in salted water for approx. 15 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. Set aside and cool.
  2. Toast the walnuts in a pan with honey and butter and cinnamon, and let cool.
  3. Put the red cabbage in a food processor and chop fine, or if you have a mandolin, grate finely and pour it into a bowl.
  4. Add olive oil, apple cider vinegar and apple. Stir well.
  5. Add the cooled quinoa into the red cabbage mixture and toss together.
  6. Arrange the salad on a platter and sprinkle with cinnamon-walnuts and dried blueberries.
  7. Yield 4 servings

Cinnamon Walnuts

Cinnamon Walnuts

Red Cabbage Salad with Quinoa, Blueberries & Cinnamon Walnuts

Red Cabbage Salad with Quinoa, Blueberries & Cinnamon Walnuts

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