Toasted Quinoa Salad - 3 Guiding Stars
Active Time
Total Time
Three Guiding Stars icon Three Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value.

Never let your salads get boring. This tart salad incorporates quinoa and apple to support your greens with the nutrition and flavor of fruit and whole grain.



  • ⅔ cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed and roasted
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 large apples, diced
  • 8 cups baby greens
  • ¼ medium red onion, sliced


  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Spread the cooked quinoa on a baking sheet and toast for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Whisk together the dressing ingredients. Combine the salad ingredients and toss with dressing to coat.
  3. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 365; Total Fat 18g (23% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 2.5g (13% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 285mg (12% DV); Total Carbohydrate 49g (18% DV); Dietary Fiber 8.5g (32% DV); Total Sugars 20g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 5g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 8% DV; Iron 10% DV; Potassium 20% DV; Vitamin K 160% DV; Vitamin A 140% DV; Manganese 50% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at
© 2024 Guiding Stars Licensing Company. All rights reserved. US Patent Nos. 7,974,881; 8,626,796