Apple Pecan Quinoa Salad

Share Post:

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email

I found this recipe in my latest issue # 30 of Origin Magazine. This salad is chock full of protein but light enough not to weigh you down.

[gdlr_styled_box content_color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#3d6817″ corner_color=”#9ada55″ ]

Apple Pecan Quinoa Salad

Serves 2 Prep time 18 minutes


1/4 cup quinoa uncooked
3 cups fresh spinach
1 apple chopped
1/2 sweet onion chopped
1/4 cup chopped pecans (toasted if desired)


1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons red wine or rice wine vinegar

Cook quinoa as directed by its package
While quinoa cooks prepare dressing by mixing chia seeds, coconut oil and vinegar. Taste and correct seasoning with salt and pepper and herbs if desired
Once quinoa is cooked, combine the quinoa, spinach, apple, onion and pecans. Pour salad dressing over all and toss to combine.

Nutritional Info:

For 1 serving

330 calories
20 grams fat
35 grams carbs
9 grams fiber
10 grams sugar
8 grams protein
0 mg cholesterol
44 mg sodium
655 mg potassium



Stay Connected

More Updates

CBTB featured in CultureMap Houston Edition

Renowned interior designer Kelly Gale Amen of KGA created a stunning tableau to raise cancer awareness of the Dirty Dozen, featuring textile art and decorator his v-pillows.