Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Here's a great healthy grain salad!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour the quinoa into a fine strainer and rinse it well under cold water.
  2. In a 2 quart saucepan combine the quinoa and 2 cups of water.
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to low and cover, simmering for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. In a wide shallow bowl combine vinegar, apple juice concentrate, allspice, pepper and garlic.
  6. Add the quinoa and stir occasionally until cooled, around 10 minutes.
  7. Core the apple and chop it into 1/4 inch cubes.
  8. Mix the apple, carrot, onion and mint with the quinoa mixture.
  9. Line a serving platter with the lettuce and mount the quinoa salad on top.
Most Helpful

This was quite tasty -- I enjoyed it. Fresh and summery. When I make this again the only thing I'll do differently will be to reduce the vinegar (I found it a bit too tangy for my taste). Thanks for a good quinoa recipe!

cpenner July 30, 2003

I really liked all of the ingredients that went into this dish but the apple cider vinegar was too over powering. I would have halved the amount that is recommended. I would have added more of the all spice and perhaps some ginger. I will definitely make this again with these changes. It was very quick, easy and light....great for summer!

Marikaki August 25, 2012