Orange, Red Cabbage Quinoa Salad- Amazing Super Food!
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Californian
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Serves:: 4-6 Makes about 4 Cups
Especially great during the winter!
  • 2 C Rainbow or tri-colored quinoa
  • 2 ½ C water
  • ¼ C Orange juice + 1 t Orange zest + 1 C Orange (about 3 small oranges), segmented
  • 2 T Olive oil
  • 1 T Agave nectar
  • ½ C Red cabbage, thinly sliced and chopped into 2” pieces
  • 2 T Fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 T Green onion, sliced
  • ¼ C Slivered almonds + more to garnish
  • ½ t Ground cinnamon
  • ½ t Kosher sea salt
  • ¼ t Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Rinse quinoa in a fine gauge strainer over a bowl; and drain.
  2. Place quinoa and water in a medium-large bowl and cover.
  3. Microwave on high for 5 minutes; then stir.
  4. Cover again and microwave about 2 more minutes, or until the water is absorbed.
  5. Fluff with a fork; then cool.
  6. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together orange juice, agave nectar, and olive oil.
  7. Add in orange zest, parsley, green onions, almonds, cinnamon, salt and pepper; and stir.
  8. Add this to the cooled quinoa and toss.
  9. Add in cabbage and orange segments and gently toss again.
  10. Garnish with almonds.
  11. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Recipe by My Sweet California Life at