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Apple Walnut Quinoa Salad

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

This is the perfect salad for fall! Enjoy it for lunch, dinner, or serve it as a side dish for Thanksgiving.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free
Servings: 6
Calories: 330kcal

Ingredients

For the maple mustard dressing:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

For the quinoa salad:

  • 3 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped apples (Honeycrisp, Gala, or Fuji are my favorite)
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese (can use feta cheese)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • First, make the maple mustard dressing. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the spinach, cooked quinoa, apples, dried cranberries, goat cheese, and walnuts. Toss until salad is combined. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  • Drizzle with dressing and toss again. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1554IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg