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Quinoa Salad with Pistachios, Cherries, and Honey Balsamic Kefir Dressing

This quinoa salad is sweet, crunchy and has a little Kefir tang! It's super healthy, gluten free and makes a quick and easy weeknight dinner!

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free salad, gluten free side dish, quinoa salad, recipes with kefir
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 -8
Author Taylor

Ingredients

  • For the salad:
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Quinoa uncooked
  • 1/3 Pistachios shelled
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Reduced-sugar dried cherries roughly chopped
  • 1 Cup Reduced-fat feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Fresh basil minced
  • For the dressing:
  • 1/2 Cup Plain Lifeway Kefir
  • 4 tsp Honey
  • 4 tsp Balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. While the quinoa cooks, preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Toast the pistachios in the oven until lightly golden brown, about 10-12 mins. Set aside.
  2. Once the quinoa has cooled, stir in the salt, chopped cherries, crumbled feta cheese and minced basil.
  3. Roughly chop the toasted pistachios and add them into the salad. Stir until everything is well mixed.
  4. To make the dressing:
  5. Stir the kefir and honey together in a medium, microwave- safe bowl. Microwave the mixture until the honey is melted and easily mixes into the kefir, about 30 seconds.
  6. Stir in the balsamic vinegar.
  7. Pour the dressing over the salad, mix will and DEVOUR