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quinoa salad with apples

Quinoa Apple Salad

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chopped
  • Cuisine: American


Quinoa apple salad with edamame, cranberries, and avocado tossed in a citrus vinaigrette. It’s a great salad to pack for work or school.


  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery¬†
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup finely chopped apple¬†
  • 1 ripe avocado, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup sliced toasted almonds
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Citrus Vinaigrette

  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. honey
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients until combined. Set aside.
  2. To a large bowl, add all of the salad ingredients. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and stir everything together until combined. Taste for salt and add more if needed.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.


  • Quinoa: Quinoa can be prepared a few days in advance and kept refrigerated. If using freshly cooked quinoa, make sure to cool the quinoa to room temperature before adding to the salad.
  • Make Ahead: Hold off on adding the avocado until ready to serve.
  • Recipe was retested and slightly modified since originally published 9/26/15.

Keywords: fall, easy, quick, meal prep