Apple Quinoa Salad

Apple Quinoa Salad
based on 3 reviews
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10 min.
85 min.
6 Servings

Packed with nutrition and bursting with flavor, this easy-to-make Apple Quinoa Salad provides a delicious dose of whole grains. And it's the perfect complement to kids' OR adults lunches – boosting energy levels to get through the day. Quinoa is a complete protein, and provides an abundance of nutrition and energy.


  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ivory quinoa, rinsed
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 medium red or green apples, diced
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon, washed and cut in half
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PLACE apple juice, water, quinoa and cinnamon in medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Cool slightly; transfer to large serving bowl and cover. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

ADD apples, celery, cherries, mint, oil, salt and pepper to quinoa. Squeeze lemon juice over salad; toss to coat.

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Apple Quinoa Salad

Quinoa and appple, what''s not to love? Very easy salad to put together and doesn''t taste too bad either.

- Walter W from


This is pretty good and quite healthy. I couldn't find quinoa at my local grocery store so used barley and it turned out just fine.

- megan o from florida

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I had a 60th surprise birthday party for my husband a couple weeks ago. This was one of the salads I made. I had about 35 guest. EVERYONE loved this salad! It was different and tasty! I trippled the amounts given and it turned out very good. Hope you enjoy it too! Nydia

- Nydia Maldonado from Kennesaw

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 210
  • Calories from Fat: 35
  • Total Fat: 4g (6% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g (3% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Sodium: 120mg (5% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 40g (13% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (14% of DV)
  • Sugars: 15g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Vitamin A: 10% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 25% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 15% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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