Friday, February 17, 2012

Dried cranberry quinoa salad

This is a short and sweet post to welcome in the weekend.

While idly browsing some food blogs, I came across this recipe for Dried Cherry Quinoa Salad on Where's The Beef? by Cindy and Michael.  I have had some quinoa from FFwD around the house for a while, and thought this would be a perfect way to use some more of it.

My substitutions - I used red quinoa instead of white, I used lentils instead of chickpeas (because I thought my can of lentils was a can of chickpeas!), and use dried cranberries instead of dried cherries.

Verdict  super tasty - and don't skip the dried fruit, as this is what made it for me.  Just when I thought I couldn't stand any more quinoa, along came a dried cranberry to sweeten things up - perfect.

Have a great weekend.