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Apple Quinoa Salad

A hearty, healthy salad with a fresh fruit crunch
Apple and Quinoa Salad

Packed with nutrition and bursting with flavor, this easy-to-make apple quinoa salad provides a delicious dose of whole grains. And it’s the perfect complement to kids’ or adults' lunches — boosting energy levels to get through the day. Quinoa is a complete protein and provides an abundance of nutrition and energy.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup apple juice, preferably Juicy Juice brand
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Cup ivory quinoa, rinsed
  • 3/4 Teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 medium red or green apples, diced
  • 1 Cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 Cup dried cherries or cranberries
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon, washed and cut in half

Directions

Place juice, water, quinoa, and cinnamon in medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Cool slightly; transfer to large serving bowl and cover. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Add apples, celery, cherries, mint, oil, salt, and pepper to quinoa. Squeeze lemon juice over salad; toss to coat.

Recipe courtesy of Juicy Juice.

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving228
Total Fat4g7%
Sugar19gN/A
Saturated0.6g2.8%
Protein5g9%
Carbs43g14%
Vitamin A27µg3%
Vitamin B60.2mg10.1%
Vitamin C9mg15%
Vitamin E1mg6%
Vitamin K9µg11%
Calcium40mg4%
Fiber5g19%
Folate (food)63µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)61µg15%
Iron2mg9%
Magnesium68mg17%
Monounsaturated2gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.7mg3.6%
Phosphorus150mg21%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium384mg11%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg8.1%
Sodium118mg5%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg9.2%
Zinc1mg6.6%