Quinoa, Cheddar and Apple Salad

Our dietitians' favourite

By Josée Robitaille

A nicely satisfying light lunch, or side dish for soup.

  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cooking: 15 min
Yields 4 Servings
quinoa cheddar and apple salad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) sodium-reduced vegetable broth
  • 1 cup (250 mL) quinoa
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 4 oz (120 g) Cheddar cheese diced small
  • 1 apple with skin, diced small, drizzled with a little lemon juice
  • 2 stalks celery, diced small
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chives, chopped on the diagonal
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) roast almonds, coarsely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

Rinse quinoa in cold water. Drain. In a medium-size saucepan, add broth, stir in quinoa, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10 minutes. Transfer quinoa into a bowl to cool.

Add oil, vinegar and mustard, season to taste and mix well with quinoa. Add the Cheddar, apple, celery, and chives and mix well. Sprinkle with the chopped almonds and enjoy.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 397 Calories
Protein: 17 g
Carbohydrate: 38 g
Fat: 20 g
Fibre: 5.6 g
Sodium: 496 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 26 % / 283 mg
Magnesium: 49 %
Folate: 46 %
Vitamin E: 38 %
Phosphorus: 38 %