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Quinoa, Apple and Almond Salad with Honey Lemon Mint Vinaigrette

This Quinoa, Apple and Almond Salad with Honey Lemon Mint Vinaigrette makes a delicious, healthy lunch or side dish that the entire family will love.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Servings: 3 -4 Servings
Calories: 800kcal
Author: Jennifer Farley

Ingredients

  • 3 cups quinoa, cooked
  • ¼ cup scallions, sliced thin
  • 1 granny smith apple, diced
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup almonds, toasted, rough chopped

Honey lemon mint vinaigrette:

  • 3 tablespoons honey,
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl or blender, whisk together the honey, lemon juice, olive oil, mint, and warm water. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Combine cooked quinoa with apples, toasted almonds, scallions and dried cranberries.
  • About 30 minutes before serving drizzle with ½ cup prepared vinaigrette and toss to combine. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 800kcal | Carbohydrates: 120g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 1168mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 13.3mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 8.9mg