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Meal Prep of Vegan Apple Quinoa Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Vegan Apple Quinoa Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Author: thehungrywaitress


This salad is quick and easy. It's perfect for meal prepping for lunch or dinner just sprinkle some lemon juice over the apples so they don't brown!




  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 apples, sliced or diced (I like Honeycrisp or Jazz)
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces, toasted
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
  • Squeeze of lemon juice (so the apples don't brown)


  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard




Bring the 1/2 cup broth and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil in a small pot.

Pour in and stir the quinoa.

Cover the pot with a lid and turn the heat down to low.

Cook for 15 minutes, then turn off the heat and let cool.

Add the remaining salad ingredients and the cooled quinoa to a large bowl for serving or in meal prep containers.

Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients and set aside for serving.