Apple Walnut Quinoa Salad

Kyra Williams for The Upside Blog

by | Updated: September 25th, 2022

This harvest-inspired dish with spinach, apples, walnuts and goat cheese is nutrient dense and vibrant – perfect as a meal or side. Quinoa adds an extra filling and healthy punch. Finish the salad with a mouthwatering dressing whisked together with olive oil, lemon, apple cider vinegar and mustard, and all the flavors seem to pop. We can’t think of a more scrumptious and energizing lunch.

Apple Walnut Quinoa Salad With Spinach & Cranberries in Bowl on Wood Table |

Apple Walnut Quinoa Salad With Spinach & Cranberries in Bowl on Wood Table |
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Apple Walnut Quinoa Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 461 kcal
Author Kyra Williams





  1. In large bowl, combine all salad ingredients.
  2. In small bowl, mix together all dressing ingredients.
  3. Pour dressing over salad, toss and serve.

Note: Add 4 oz. of grilled chicken to each serving for more protein.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Apple Walnut Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 135mg6%
Potassium 460mg13%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 3722IU74%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Kyra Williams

Kyra Williams hasn’t always been fit. She used to be quite the opposite, in fact. During her college years, she lived on pizza and beer and packed on an unhealthy amount of pounds, due to total inactivity. One day, something clicked, and Kyra knew it was time to lose the weight. Since that time, she’s fallen so in love with fitness that she’s made it her life’s work to help others to make the changes they need to become fit, active and healthy.

Kyra is a self-employed, NASM-certified online personal trainer and nutrition expert, Crossfit Level One Trainer, USA Weightlifting and USA Powerlifting Coach, and she’s helped women all over the world through her online training services and training programs. For more info or to connect with Kyra, visit