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Cranberry and Pistachio Superfood Salad

Cranberry Superfood Salad

Perfect for a light healthy lunch, our cranberry and pistachio salad is full of high-nutrient superfoods such as kale, satsumas, and red quinoa, bringing plenty of protein, vitamins and minerals.


  • 1 cup fo Red Quinoa
  • 2 Satsumas, peeled and segmented
  • 2 cups of Kale - stems removed and chopped thinly into ribbons
  • 1/2 cup of Pistachio halves
  • 2 cups of dried Cranberries

For the dressing

  • 1 cup of Basil leaves chopped
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin Olive Oil
  • A knob of Ginger, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • A drop of Maple syrup 
  • Salt and Pepper to season


  1. Cook the quinoa in water, bringing to the boil, then reducing the heat to simmer for 15 minutes
  2. Stir, cover again and allow the quinoa to steam until fluffy
  3. To make the dressing, blend or process the ginger, oil, lemon juice, basil and maple syrup until an emulsion is formed.  Season with salt and pepper
  4. When the quinoa has cooled, mix it with the kale in a bowl.  Add some of the dressing and toss or stir until well coated
  5. Finally fold in the satsuma segments, pistachios and cranberries and serve.



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