Recipe: Quinoa Salad with Apples, Pears, Fennel, and Walnuts

based on One-Dish Vegetarian by Maria Robbins


  • 3 c. cooked quinoa
  • 2 apples, cored, diced and sprinkled with lemon juice
  • 2 ripe pears, cored, diced and sprinkled with lemon juice
  • 1 small fennel bulb, trimmed and diced
  • 1/2 c. dried currants 2 shallots, finely minced
  • 1/2 c. fresh orange juice
  • 3 T. fresh lemon juice zest of one lemon salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c. chopped, toasted walnuts


  1. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, apples, pears, fennel, currants, and shallots.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour over the quinoa salad and mix well.
  4. Sprinkle with walnuts and serve.

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