Red Quinoa, Almond and Arugula Salad (By Marco Borges)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe was posted in US Magazine in December. It says that this is one of the recipes that Marco Borges fixed for Beyonce and Jay Z for lunch during their 22 day vegan challenge. While I try to eat vegan every day for lunch (for health reasons) I had to assume this recipe would be a winner if meat eaters liked it. And guess what - it's a FABULOUS recipe!!! I did swap out lemon infused olive oil which I think it what put mine over the top, so if you don't have it I highly recommend adding a squeeze of lemon to your dressing. WOW was this palate pleasing. Note: If you like a lot of dressing and aren't counting calories, feel free to double the dressing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together the dressing ingredients and set aside.
  2. One two serving plates, evenly divide the arugula, topped by the quinoa, then the cantaloupe and nuts, drizzled with dressing and finished off with fresh cracked pepper.