Q salad

California Quinoa Salad

Cool, refreshing, as healthy as it gets … This is my most favorite. This recipe make a TON of salad, plenty to last you for a few (or more) days. Perfect for busy people who enjoy quick and easy leftovers. All of these measurements were estimations, just throw in the ingredients to suit your tastes. I really don’t think you could mess this up!


  • 2 cups Mixed quinoa
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 package Frozen mango or 2-3 fresh mangoes. diced
  • 1/2 Large red onion diced
  • 1 Medium to large red pepper diced
  • 1 bunch Cilantro chopped
  • 1-2 cups Coconut shredded and unsweetened
  • 3/4 – 1 cups Almonds slivered, unsalted and dry-toasted
  • 1 -1 1/2 cups Raisins
  • 2-3 cups Edamame frozen, then thawed
  • 4-5 Juice of limes
  • 3-4 tbsp Balsamic vinegar


  • Rinse quinoa well, cook as directed.
  • Fluff quinoa well when done, spread out and let cool.
  • Add all other ingredients and toss.