By Sam Stephens

What's This?
Serving size 4


1 cup Quaker Steel Cut Oats1 ½ cup water½ cup whole dried cranberries, halved1 large apple, diced½ cup pecans, chopped½ cup grated parmesan or sharp cheddar cheese3 Tbsp olive oil3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar1 Tbsp pure maple syrup salt to taste pepper to taste2 Tbsp shallots, diced (optional)⅓ cup figs (fresh or dried), diced (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan bring steel cut oats and water to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 10 minutes. 
  2. Remove from heat and fluff the oats with a fork (note that oats are purposely undercooked to retain texture and bite). 
  3. Place oats in a strainer and run under cold water until the oats are chilled.  Drain well. 
  4. Whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and salt & pepper to create dressing. 
  5. Combine the cooled oats, cranberries, apples, pecans, and cheese in a large mixing bowl. 
  6. Add the dressing and toss well. 
  7. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Tags: Salad, Vegetarian, Oatmeal, Apple, Cranberry, Nut

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