Nutrition: Almond Apple Quinoa Salad Recipe

Nutrition: Almond Apple Quinoa Salad Recipe

Whether you’re searching for something to take to a summer picnic or a flavorful side dish for dinner, an almond apple quinoa salad will hit the spot every time!


  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Dressing: Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • Optional: handful of feta cheese


  1. Follow package directions to cook quinoa.
  2. Meanwhile, add sliced almonds and sunflower seeds in a single layer on completely dry skillet and place on medium heat. Stir nuts and seeds every 15 seconds for about 1-2 minutes or until slightly darkened. (Watch these carefully as they burn quickly!) Remove from heat.
  3. Chop up the apple and toss with lemon juice.
  4. Remove quinoa and put in fridge to cool completely.
  5. Mix together spinach, dried cranberries, chopped apple, and cooled quinoa.
  6. Toss with Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing (use as much as desired). Top with toasted almonds and sunflower seeds. Add feta cheese of desired.

Nutrition Facts:

  • 1 Serving= 1 cup
  • 218 Calories
  • 6g Protein
  • 8g Fat
  • 35g Carbohydrates
  • 5g Fiber

Developed in Cooperation with Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Department of Food and Nutrition

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