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Quinoa & Buckwheat Salad with Dried Cranberries

Make this Quinoa & Buckwheat Salad with Dried Cranberries the night before a potluck and the fragrant spices will meld and mature for a lovely flavor.

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Quinoa & Buckwheat Salad with Dried Cranberries

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 271kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


For the salad:

  • 3 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup toasted buckwheat groats
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts lightly toasted
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or dried cherries
  • 2 medium celery stalks chopped
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds raw or toasted
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro

For the dressing:

  • ¼ cup avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons  agave nectar to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Bring water or broth to a boil over high heat. Add the quinoa and buckwheat. Cover and simmer without disturbing for 20 minutes. Uncover (all of the water should be absorbed), remove from heat, and let sit until cool. Fluff with a fork and transfer to a large bowl. (For a “cleaner” look, boil the grains in separate pots, cool, and then combine in the bowl.)
  • Add the walnuts, dried cranberries or cherries, celery, sunflower seeds, green onions, and parsley or cilantro to the bowl. Toss to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, combine all of the dressing ingredients and whisk well. Pour over the salad and toss to coat evenly. May be served immediately or covered and refrigerated overnight.


Nutrition Facts
Quinoa & Buckwheat Salad with Dried Cranberries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 365mg15%
Potassium 222mg6%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 565IU11%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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