Fruit, Nut & Gorgonzola Quinoa Salad

by / ⠀Main dishes Recipes Salads / January 14, 2014

Hereโ€™s a healthy eating tip: try making a big batch of whole grains or seeds ahead of time to have them on hand to add to salads and more! Once you have cooked and cooled quinoa, you can add it to these fruity, nutty ingredients for a fresh dish!


Serves: 4-6 

Prep time: 15 minutes


For the Apple Cider Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

For the Salad:

  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa
  • 1/2 cup red grapes, halved
  • 1/3 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/4 cup pecans


1. Make the Vinaigrette: In large bowl, whisk together cider, vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and pepper. While whisking, slowly drizzle in oil until all oil is incorporated.

2. Add all salad ingredients to bowl with vinaigrette; toss to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 1 day.

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  • Reply
    Jody Ross
    March 4, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Just made this and it is delicious!!! I’vebeen a vvegetarian for almost 30 yrs and this flavor combination is delightful!! Thank you!

    • Reply
      Amanda Natividad
      March 4, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      So happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing, Jody! ๐Ÿ™‚

      -Amanda, NatureBox Editor

  • Reply
    March 25, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    What are calories per serving & what is serving size?

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