Quinoa, Apple, and Walnut Salad

March 7, 2011 |  by  |  Recipes

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes cooking quinoa and sausage

This was EASY to put together and was delicious!
Very simple ingredients: 1 gala apple, spinach, crushed walnuts, and quinoa. I tried my hand at making a dressing with flax oil, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon… but it didn’t work out 🙂 I settled for a little flax seed oil.



  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Quinoa
  • 6 oz Turkey Sausage
  • 1 Apple (cored, diced large)
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts (crushed)
  • 3 cups Fresh Spinach

Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small pot on high heat. Add quinoa. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 12 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and set aside to cool. Cook turkey sausage in a large pot of simmering water for 10-20 minutes depending on the thickness. Remove from water and then preheat a non-stick pan on medium. Lightly coat with spray and then add the turkey sausage. Saute’ until lightly browned on all sides. Set aside to cool, then slice into medallions. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle one of your favorite salad dressings on and serve.

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