Recipe: Autumn Apple Quinoa Salad

by Lauren on October 14, 2011

Autumn Apple Quinoa Salad

As I was browsing the store the other day, I was drawn to the prepared food bar at Wegmans and the many selections of quinoa salads they had on display.  One in particular caught my eye and I decided to recreate my own version of this fall friendly salad.


Serves 4

  • 1/2 C Quinoa
  • 1 Large Apple or 2 Small Apples
  • 1/2 C shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 C chopped spinach
  • 1/4 C Roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 C dried cranberries
  • 1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 T Honey
  • 1 T Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper
Cook quinoa and set aside to cool.  Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Add quinoa and mix.
I ate this on a bed of mixed greens with the addition of avocado and honey goat cheese.
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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes October 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Yum! I am always looking for quinoa recipes! Looks great :)

kathleen @ the daily crumb October 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm

looks delicious! i love snapping a quick photo of the prepared foods bar at whole foods and attempting to recreate at home.

Chelcie @ Chelcie's Food Files October 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm

YUM this looks so good!

Erica October 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm

nom nom! I have been waiting for this recipe! Happy weekend

Hope @ With A Side Of Hope October 15, 2011 at 11:55 am

This salad looks delicious! The perfect fall inspired recipe :)

bobbi October 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Hey friend random question are you going to the foodbuzz conference??

Lauren October 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Ah, I so wish I was!! :( Are you going? We already took a trip to CA this year which was pretty big so I’m sitting out on another one but I would have loved to go.

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