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Cherry, Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/cherry_quinoa_salad.html

From EatingWell:  May/June 2012

This whole-grain wild rice and quinoa salad recipe is perfect for toting to summer potlucks. It features sweet cherries, crunchy celery, nutty aged goat cheese and toasted pecans. If you can find red quinoa, it’s particularly pretty.

8 servings, about 3/4 cup each | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Add wild rice and cook for 30 minutes. Add quinoa and cook until the rice and quinoa are tender, about 15 minutes more. Drain and rinse with cold water until cool to the touch; drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the rice and quinoa, cherries, celery, cheese and pecans and toss to combine. Serve at room temperature or cold.

Nutrition

Per serving : 282 Calories; 16 g Fat; 4 g Sat; 9 g Mono; 10 mg Cholesterol; 27 g Carbohydrates; 8 g Protein; 3 g Fiber; 265 mg Sodium; 258 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 high fat meat, 2 1/2 fat

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