Fruit, Nut & Gorgonzola Quinoa Salad

Here’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!

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Serves: 4-6 

Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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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