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Quinoa Super Salad

Quinoa Super Salad

This is a go-to salad to make ahead for large gatherings or for meal prep for the week ahead. This salad is delicious and quite satisfying for a quick meal. This is sure to become a favorite.


  • Salad:
  • 2 c. Quinoa cooked
  • ½ c. Craisins
  • Your share of spinach kale or leaf broccoli: washed and roughly chopped
  • 2-3 scallions chopped
  • ½-1 c. Any other veggies: sweet pepper radishes, fresh snap peas, carrots, celery, salad turnips, etc.
  • Dressing:
  • ½ c. Driftless Sunflower Oil or olive oil
  • ¼ c. Lemon juice
  • 4 tsp. Honey or Maple syrup
  • 4 tsp. Mustard honey mustard is recommended
  • 1 tsp. Sea salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3-5 leaves of fresh basil chopped finely (optional)


  • Cook quinoa. *If you want a nutty flavor, toast quinoa with a little oil over medium heat until it starts “popping”. Then add the water for cooking.*
  • After it is cooked, turn off the burner, add the craisins and cover for about 5-10 minutes. This will “rehydrate” or plump up your craisins.
  • Add all your chopped veggies to the quinoa and craisins in a big bowl.
  • Dressing: Whisk together all ingredients until they “bond” and pour over salad.
  • Mix salad. Serve with garnishes.
  • ***Can be served hot or cold.***
  • Garnishes: Sliced Almonds, toasted & Feta Cheese