Quinoa Apple Salad

Total Prep/Cooking Time: 80 minutes
Number of Servings: 6 (2-3 breakfast servings)     
Serving Size: ½ cup


  • 2 cup apple cider (fresh pressed I unsweetened preferred)
  • 1 cup quinoa (rinsed and well drained)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Gala apples, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried, unsweetened cranberries or cherries
  • 1-6 oz. container lemon flavored yogurt (if you use Greek yogurt, use 8 oz.)**

** For vegan options-use unsweetened apple juice and soy or coconut yogurt


  1. Combine apple juice, quinoa and cinnamon in a saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered for 20 minutes or until liquid has evaporated; remove from heat and let sit, covered for 5 minutes. Transfer quinoa to large mixing bowl and cool in fridge for an hour.
  2. Add apples, celery, walnuts, and cranberries/cherries and mix well.
  3. Fold in yogurt and serve cold. Travels well and is even better the next day. If it is a little dry, just add a little more yogurt!
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