Quinoa Salad recipe

   Here is an easy chopped salad you can take to work, now that work from home is no longer an option, lol.

Makes 5-6 cups salad, enough to fill 4 lunch boxes


  • 2 cups of cooked and cooled quinoa
  • 2 red apples, diced
  • 2 green apples diced
  • 1/4 lettuce, diced
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, washed, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 broccoli head, chopped finely
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1-8oz can corn, washed and drained
  • 2 cups Chickpeas/garbanzo beans (optional)


  1. Chop all the veggies, combine with quinoa and store in 4-5 equal portions.  
  2. Refrigerate and serve cold with your choice of dressing. 

Below is a salad dressing I often prepare. It just stays fresh longer and the salad tastes tangy sweet and spicy - just a perfect balance! 

I dint have any beans on hand. They are a great addition to this salad. It is so nutritious and wholesome. Try it! 

Apple cider vinegar dressing

Makes 1/2 cup or more, serves 3-4 cups of salad.


¼ cup apple cider vinegar

1 tsp honey or brown sugar

2-3 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil


In a small bowl, whisk together the apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper.

Drizzle in the olive oil, and combine everything in a jar, shake to combine. You may quadruple this recipe and store for 3 to 4 servings.