Thursday, September 12, 2013

Apple Grape Quinoa Salad

Recipe Redux is holding a contest this month sponsored by California Table Grapes Commision using their delicious grapes in a recipe. This was a little more of a challenge than last month's avocados. But looks below at all the beautiful recipes done by our fellow Recipe Redux bloggers! There is a lot more to grapes than chicken salad! By posting this recipe I am entering in a recipe contest sponsored by the California Table Grapes Commision and am eligible to win prizes. I was not compensated for my time.

Grapes of all colors are not only tasty, they are good for you. Grapes contain resveratrol, a polyphenol antioxidant that appears to be involved in reducing the risk or slowing the development of cancer, heart disease, degenerative nerve disease, viral infections, and Alzheimer's disease. Resveratrol is especially found in the skins of grapes. One serving of grapes (3/4 cup) contains just 90 calories, no fat, no cholesterol, and virtually no sodium, and also provide potassium and are good source of vitamin K.

We decided to make a fruit salad with honeyed nuts and a light olive-oil-and-honey glaze. It's the perfect side or salad in the summer or fall.

1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp honey
1 green apple, Julienne sliced
2 C red grapes, sliced
1/4 C dried cranberries
3/4 C cooked quinoa
 1/4 C chopped walnuts
1 Tbsp honey
1. Mix together salt, olive oil, lemon juice, and honey in a small bowl.
2. Place sliced apples and grapes in a larger bowl. Toss with dressing. Add cranberries and quinoa and mix.
3. Put walnuts and honey in a small saucepan. Heat on medium heat, stirring frequently, until honey starts to thicken.
4. Serve salad on individual plates. Top with honeyed walnuts. 

1 comment:

  1. Ahh, this looks so good - I'm going to try it with my fav whole grain - farro!