This quinoa salad will be your new go-to summer salad. Sweet grapes, crunchy celery and fresh orange zest and juice added in to liven things up.

Quinoa Salad with Grapes and Celery | RachelCooks.com

I hope everyone had a fantastic Mother’s Day! I told my husband that all I wanted for my first mother-of-two Mother’s Day was a card.

Then I changed my mind.

I wanted to not have to cook dinner. I know it’s insane, I have a food blog, I should want to cook 24/7, right? Well, Momma needs a break some

times.

I definitely could have thought of a few more things that I wanted for as a present on Mother’s Day, but the truth is, what I want most is more money in our bank account for a new house or a new car. Being a married with kids is so exciting, isn’t it?

Wouldn’t trade it for the world, though. The most important thing to me on Mother’s Day is being with my kids and my husband. I feel so blessed to be living this life that I’m living.

That has nothing at all to do with this quinoa salad, but while we’re off-topic, what did you do for Mother’s Day?

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On to this salad, I LOVE it.

Hands-down my favorite spring/summer salad that I’ve tasted so far this year. It is so refreshing and the flavors are just perfect. The grapes are sweet and soft, the celery crisp and fresh, and the orange juice and zest makes everything so lively and exciting. I couldn’t stop eating this salad and I bet you won’t be able to either.

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Quinoa Salad with Grapes and Celery

This quinoa salad will be your new go-to summer salad. Sweet grapes, crunchy celery and fresh orange zest and juice added in to liven things up.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cooked and cooled quinoa
  • 2 cups halved red grapes
  • 3 stalks of celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, grapes and celery.
  2. In a small bowl, combine orange zest, orange juice, olive oil, vinegar, honey, and salt and pepper. Whisk to combine. Pour over quinoa mixture and stir until all ingredients are distributed.
  3. Serve cold.
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Verdict: So, so good. Will definitely be making this one again.
Husband’s take: He liked it but said it was a little heavy on the orange. If you’re not wild about orange, start with less zest.
How I served it to my two-year-old: Just like it is. She picked out the grapes and only ate those.
Changes I would make: None.
Difficulty: Easy.

 

Quinoa Salad with Grapes and Celery Nutrition Label

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared. Does not include salt or pepper.

 

Quinoa Salad with Grapes and Celery | RachelCooks.com