Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Quinoa Salad with Toasted Cashews and Orange Ginger Dressing

I just love this salad!  I have been making all different variations of it and this is by far my favourite.  It's filled with all the nutrients from the super foods and the dressing gives it a fabulous flavour.  It's also really easy to make, which makes it perfect for a weeknight.


2 cups quinoa, cooked and brought to room temperature
1 cup red cabbage, sliced
1 cup napa or savoy cabbage, sliced
1 cup kale, sliced
1/2 cup cashews, coarsely chopped and lightly toasted
1 orange, juiced
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1" fresh ginger, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon sunflower or coconut oil


In a small frying pan over medium heat add oil.

Saute ginger and garlic until starting to brown.

Add orange juice and turn heat up to medium high.  Allow to reduce to about half.  Stir frequently.

Add maple syrup and cook for another 1-2 minutes.  Set aside.

In a bowl combine quinoa, both cabbages, kale and cashews.  Pour Orange Ginger Dressing over the salad and toss until combined.

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