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Fall Quinoa Salad is a scrumptious and simple side dish with the flavors of apple, cranberry, pecans and a fresh apple cider vinaigrette. It's gluten-free and plant-based! | StephGaudreau.com

Fall Quinoa Salad (Gluten-Free)

Fall Quinoa Salad is a scrumptious and simple side dish with the flavors of apple, cranberry, pecans and a fresh apple cider vinaigrette. It's gluten-free!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 260 kcal

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 1 cup quinoa sprouted
  • 2 cups water or low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 green apple cored and chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans

For the dressing

  • 4 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Pinch Salt & ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa in water according to the package directions and let it cool. Meanwhile, prepare the rest of the salad ingredients and the dressing.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the green apple, cranberries, parsley, and pecans. Toss to combine. When the quinoa is cool, add it to the bowl and mix.

  3. In a small jar, combine the oil, vinegar, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake well to combine. Pour the dressing over the salad if you're using right away. If eating later, save the dressing off to the side and add before serving. Stir well to combine and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. 

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Nutrition Facts
Fall Quinoa Salad (Gluten-Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 17mg1%
Potassium 219mg6%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.