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Quinoa, Broccoli, Feta, and Cranberry Salad

Here’s a perfect lunch recipe. I only needed about 20 minutes to prepare everything while cooking supper at the same time. This salad is even better when you let it sit in the fridge overnight, as all the ingredients get to absorb the dressing.

4 servings

500 ml (2 cups) low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
250 ml (1 cup) quinoa, dry
500 ml (2 cups) canned mixed legumes, rinsed and drained
500 ml (2 cups) broccoli, cut in small florets
1 sweet red pepper, finely sliced
60 ml (1/4 cup) dried cranberries
60 g (1/4 cup) light feta cheese, crumbled
30 ml (2 tablespoons) pecans, chopped

15 ml (1 tablespoon) olive oil
15 ml (1 tablespoon) balsamic vinegar
Juice from a lime
5 ml (1 teaspoon) maple syrup
5 ml (1 teaspoon) Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper, to taste
Each serving of this recipe contains:

Each serving of this recipe contains:
457 calories / 66 g carbs / 20 g proteins / 14 g fat / 6 g fiber


  1. In a pan, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Cook the quinoa according to package directions. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the legumes, broccoli, sweet red pepper, cranberries, feta, and pecans.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the dressing ingredients. Blend the dressing in the salad, and mix thoroughly. Add salt and pepper.
  4. When the quinoa is ready, mix it with the salad. If it’s still warm, it will soften the broccoli, which will only make your salad better.
  5. Let sit in the fridge for about 1 to 2 hours.

Bon appétit!

By Sophie Blais

Sophie Blais

Sophie has always been passionate about food. She loves creating healthy and tasty dishes, and sharing them. By sharing her recipes, Sophie wants to inspire people to cook with fresh and healthy foods. She also wishes to prove that it is possible to eat healthy without sacrificing taste! All of her recipes and their nutritional value are validated and approved by a nutrition coordinator at Nautilus Plus. Bon appétit!

Quinoa, Broccoli, Feta, and Cranberry Salad is a post from I'm taking charge. I'm taking charge is a blog that aims to help people in their journey to fitness through articles on training, nutrition, motivation, exercise and healthy recipes.
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