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California Quinoa Salad

California Quinoa Salad - a Whole Foods Market copycat recipe, full of delicious ingredients and super good for you. Simply Delish!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quinoa salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 524kcal
Author: Joanna Cismaru


For salad

  • 1/2 cup quinoa dry
  • 1 cup water to cook quinoa
  • 1 large mango chopped in small pieces
  • 1/4 small red onion chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
  • 3/4 cup almond slices or slivers, toasted if preferred
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup edamame shelled, thawed if frozen
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped, or parsley if you don't like cilantro

For dressing

  • 4 tbsp lime juice from 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook the quinoa according to package instructions. Let cool.
  • Whisk all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl toss all the salad ingredients together including the cooled quinoa and add the dressing. Toss it well and serve cold.


  1. Will keep around 5 days in the fridge.
  2. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 925mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 980IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 4mg