Quinoa Salad with Cashews Grapes and Fresh Basil

by Tammy

in Hospitality, Recipes, Salads

I always love when babies are born into our community!

Congratulations Hannah and Andrew Maas on your new little son!
Years ago I made this salad for Hannah and I think she ate the whole recipe! (Tiny little thing that she is!) She said it was her favorite all time salad.

It is fantastic.

So what would this new mama want? I knew right away what I would bring
Quinoa Salad with Cashews Grapes and Fresh Basil.
Pair this salad with some fresh crunchy bread and you will have one of the best summer meals
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Quinoa Salad with Cashews Grapes and Fresh Basil

Cook 2 cups using package instructions. (I cook my quinoa with chicken broth instead of water to give it even more flavor)


1/2 cup cashews halved

1 cup green grapes halved

1 can mandarin oranges drained

1 med red onion chopped

1/2 chopped sweet yellow pepper

1/2 cup chopped celery

1 cup cooked Chicken(I use rotisserie chicken)

4 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil

1 1/2 tsp lemon grass

Toss together.

Top with Newman’s Own or a Raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Arrange on fresh spinach leaves. Garnish with avocado slices.

Note: My dear friend Phyllis Stanley introduced me to her Chicken Quinoa Salad. Phyllis has great information on cooking with grains and pressure cookers on her site www.breadbakingsupplies.com


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