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apple quinoa salad

Apple Quinoa Crunch Salad

  • Author: Brooke


This is a simple apple and quinoa salad recipe that is perfect for a filling lunchtime side (or main dish!). This crunchy salad is easy to meal prep over the weekend to pack for the week ahead. 



2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

1 head cauliflower, rinsed and chopped into small florets

1 tsp Lebanese spice mix

2 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup quinoa

1 c water

1 bunch parsley

1 apple

3 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp lemon juice

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar

1/2 cup walnuts


  1. Heat oven to 400F.
  2. On a large sheet pan, toss sweet potatoes and cauliflower in Lebanese spice mix and olive oil.
  3. Place pan in the oven and roast for about 20 minutes, stirring halfway during cooking time.
  4. While veggies are roasting, bring quinoa and 1 cup of water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Chop parsley and apple. Set aside.
  6. Mix dressing by adding 3 Tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt and honey together in a bowl and whisk until combined.
  7. When veggies and quinoa are finished, set aside to cool slightly.
  8. Break walnuts into smaller pieces and place on a baking sheet or foil. Place in the heated oven and toast for about 3-5 minutes.
  9. Once walnuts are finished toasting, remove from oven, and begin assembling the salad.
  10. In a large bowl combine roasted vegetables, parsley, apple, quinoa, and toasted walnuts. Drizzle dressing over the salad and mix gently to combine.