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Quinoa Spinach Salad with Apple and Cranberries

A true flavour sensation with layers of texture and flavor, this quinoa spinach salad with apple and cranberries is anything but boring. It’s easy to prepare, quick to make and tastes so delicious you’ll barely believe it’s good for you.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Mains
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings


  • ¼ cup quinoa
  • ½ cup vegetable stock
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 apple
  • 12 almonds
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • Juice from ½ lemon


  • Place the quinoa and stock into a small saucepan over a high heat. Bring to the boil then pop a lid on the saucepan, reduce the heat to low and leave the quinoa to cook for 20 minutes, until it’s absorbed all the liquid and has become fluffy. 
  • While the quinoa is cooking, roughly chop the spinach, apple, almonds and dried cranberries and place them into a large salad bowl. 
  • When cooked, scoop the quinoa into the salad bowl and sprinkle over the flax seeds and lemon juice.  
  • Toss everything together thoroughly and serve.