Quinoa Cranberry And Apple Salad
This Quinoa cranberry and apple salad made with Suddenly Grain Harvest Grains requires minimal effort and time to prepare.
Happy Sunday Guys! Hope you are having a nice weekend!
Today I would like to share my experience with Betty Crocker’s Suddenly Grain Salads in Harvest Grains with you.
How do you feel about meal prep? Honestly, I find myself struggling with meal ideas and I often do not have time to cook everything from scratch. I’ve been thinking to incorporate more healthy, easy and quick recipes in my everyday cooking.
#MealPrep shouldn’t be frustrating with Suddenly Grain Salads. Their salads are perfect for a weeknight family dinner or take to work lunch. These salads are also great for a party when you don’t have enough time to prepare fancy meals. Their grain salads come in 3 different varieties: Harvest Grains, Harvest and Tuscan and Southwest Grains.
You’ve seen plenty of quinoa recipes on my blog. I just like to add it to salads. When I saw that Suddenly Grain offers a Harvest Grains salad mix, I knew this will become my favorite. A mix of brown, wild and red rice, quinoa, with cranberries and almonds, it sounded like the perfect combination. Grains come mixed in one bag. There is a pack of almonds and cranberries, that you add to the salad at the end. There also is a sweet blush vinaigrette, included in the salad package, which you only mix up with water and oil.
What I found cool and very handy about Suddenly Grain Salads is that: all grains are nicely packed in a bag and you cook them with the bag. This way you cook brown rice, wild rice and red quinoa at the same time and it only takes 17 minutes to do. Imagine, if you have to cook all grains in a separate pot, then mix them for a salad? Sounds like a waste of time and a lot of washing up, right?
Once you cook the grains inside the plastic bag, you place them in a medium bowl. (Caution: hot!) Then add the dressing almonds and cranberries and stir to combine. To my salad, I decided to add diced Granny Smith apple, which brought some extra crunch and flavor. Of course you can add vegetables, nuts, seeds or protein of your choice.
Suddenly Grain Salad in Harvest Grains has these added benefits:
- 4 servings per container
- served cold
- 4g protein per serving
- stir in ideas and recipe included on the pack
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Quinoa Cranberry And Apple Salad
- 1 box Betty Crocker Suddenly Grain Salad in Harvest Grains
- 1 medium Granny Smith Apple diced
- 1 tbsp Olive or Vegetable Oil
- 1 tbsp cold water
Fill a 3-quart saucepan half full with water and heat to boiling. Remove outer plastic wrap, but do not open the bag of grains. Carefully place bag of grains in water. Boil uncovered for 17 minutes, turning the bag once.(Cooked grains will fill the bag).
Stir together Dressing Mix with oil and water in a bowl.
Carefully drain water from the bag in a colander. Rinse with cold water, until grains are cold. Let water drain from bag until dripping stops.
Cut bag open and place grains in a bowl. Stir in dressing, almonds and cranberries. Add diced apple. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
You can add more oil, lemon juice, cranberries and almonds.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 523, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 766mg, Carbohydrates: 88g, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 18g, Vitamin A: 40%, Vitamin C: 2.1%, Calcium: 63%, Iron: 5.9%
I’ve also included a few recipes, where you could get some inspiration for ingredients to add to your Suddenly Grain Salad. Feel free to alter the recipes to your taste.
Quinoa Pomegranate And Spinach Salad
Brussels Sprouts Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette
Quinoa With Butternut Squash And Dried Cranberries
This salad looks so yummy and filler, Mira! Cranberry and apple sounds like a nice combo. Lovely share! 🙂
Oh I’m loving this salad, Mira! I will definitely have to try out that grain salad, sounds delicious! And I love the combination of apples and cranberries in here. SO perfect for fall! Pinned!
Wow! This looks deliciously fall! Can’t wait to try it!
Mira, I love your salad creations girl! You are officially crowned the salad queen!!! Pinned!!
There are so many reasons why I love apple in a salad. It adds lots of flavour for not many calories, and I like the texture it adds to it too 🙂
I have never heard of Suddenly Grain Salads, but they look delicious! And anything that helps me stay lazy and tastes great is a winner in my book! This salad looks perfect, loving the cranberry and apple with quinoa combination! Yumm! Cheers, girlfriend!
What great products to customize and add to. Looks delicious.
Wow Mira! This salad is so stunning! Such beautiful photographs too, I love all of the colours. It sounds so delicious! Pinned!
I love apples and cranberries together, and this sounds wonderful with quinoa! I love how healthy and satisfying this looks!
I love this salad! I definitely want to try grain salad. I bet it’s tasty with the apples and cranberries. Such a wonderful fall recipe!
WOW! This looks amazing! Perf recipe for fall! Great job girl! Thanks for sharing and I hope that you’re having a great start to your week!
I love how easy these salads are and always appreciate healthy convenience for a busy weeknight. I’m going to have to look for these at the grocery. That apple was the perfect personal touch!
Mira, have I told you lately how much I love your site? I look at pictures of cake and cookies all day, and it’s nice to stop over here and see beautiful inspiring photos of the healthy food I should be eating! Thank you!
OMG Meagan, thanks so much!!!! I sure make cookies and cakes sometimes, but my goal is to inspire people to eat healthier meals, which taste great and don’t require a lot of effort 🙂
I am horrible at meal prep – I am good at breakfast and snack/cookie prep – but actual meals I sook at prepping!
Your salad is making my stomach grumble, Mira, it looks so good! Now, I’ve gotta look for Betty Crocker Suddenly Grain Salad in Harvest Grains.
This salad is so pretty, Mira! I haven’t tried the grain salads from Betty Crocker but they sound fantastic and perfect for those days you haven’t had a chance to plan out your meals. Love that you added apples and cranberry too!
This is such a beautiful salad, Mira. And I love how quick and easy it is too! I’ve never tried Suddenly Grains, but it looks like a great way to eat a quick and healthy meal.
I had no idea that they had the harvest grains, but I’m definitely going to keep a look out for them next time I go grocery shopping. I love that you added some apples into the dish too, they’re so perfect this time of year.
wow, betty crocker is coming out with grain salads?! love the diced Granny Smith Apple!!
I love adding quinoa to salads as well. Love that it is already added to this salad. Can’t wait to try it!
I don’t think we have anything like this in Australia but I could make this happy salad mixing it all myself. I love the ingredients in this.