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This Quinoa recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving Side Dish. It has Dried Cranberry and toasted Pumpkin Seed for crunch. The dressing is consist of Key Lime Juice, Sesame oil and a bit of Honey and the Green Onion will hold all the flavors together and give out a very subtle tangy aroma. I looooove it!

Quinoa,Cranberry and Roasted Pumpkin Seed Salad

By Shobelyn@theskinnypot
Pre - prepared side or salad, you cannot go wrong with easy side. Lightly sour and a mix of sweetness, the aroma of the sesame oil and the crunch of the Pumpkin seeds make this salad a must do in your list; and not to mention, it is SUPER HEALTHY!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Servings 5 people


  • 1 1/2 cups cooked Quinoa
  • Juice of 1 piece Key Lime
  • 1/2 to-2/3 cup Dried Cranberry
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup Pumpkin Seed roasted
  • 5 stems green onions
  • 3 tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 teaspoon brown or white sugar
  • 1 large Avocado slice into bit sized pieces
  • pinch of Salt
  • pinch of pepper


  • Put Quinoa,Pumpkin Seeds and Cranberry in a medium sized bowl. Add in Key Lime juice,sesame oil,sugar and mix. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate overnight and serve. After refrigerating, add more sugar or sesame oil if desired


This Quinoa Recipe is a bit sour from the cranberries so you can substitute it with raisin if you wan this salad to be sweet. This is perfect as a side for the Thanksgiving Roasted Turkey or just by itself.


Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 150mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg