After my recent trip to San Diego ComicCon, I was feeling a little under the weather.  Go figure, that is what sleepless nights, air conditioned rooms, gelato and a bacon cheeseburger (on a gluten-free bun, of course) would do to me.  Packed with fiber and protein, this superfood salad turned my frown upsidedown and inspired me to go meatless on Mondays and re-cut out the dairy for a bit too.  BALANCE! 

Red Quinoa + Apple Salad

[Gluten Free; Vegan]


  • 1 1/2 cups red quinoa, cooked per package directions
  • 2 apples, cored and chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened raisins and cranberries or a combo of both
  • 3 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • To taste:  Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Pink Sea Salt, Pepper 


  • Put all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix them up (so not like in this photo).  Refrigerate until time to serve.