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Beat the boredom of your everyday lunch with this totable grain salad that features Gouda cheese and dried fruit.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

12 mins
5 mins
37 mins
20 mins
4 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small saucepan combine broth and quinoa. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender. Remove from heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain any excess broth. Transfer quinoa to a large bowl; fluff with a fork.

  • Add kale, apple, turkey, celery, onion, cheese, apricots, and walnuts; toss to combine. Add dressing; toss to coat. Cover and chill until ready to serve; toss before serving.

Dressing choices

Choose your favorite fat-free salad dressing. Delicate quinoa is best with a vinaigrette-style, or clear, dressing. Fat Free Champagne, raspberry, balsamic or Italian-style vinaigrette would all be great with this salad.

Salad Toting

Place salad in a bowl with a tight-fitting lid. Always pack your lunch in a cooler or insulated container, if possible. Keep food cold by including freezer packs, a sealed bag with ice, or a frozen beverage. Once you arrive at your destination, store food in a cool place. If possible, keep it in a refrigerator. If there is no refrigerator available, store the lunch out of the sun and away from heat like a heating vent or in a hot car.

Nutrition Facts

364 calories; fat 12g; cholesterol 52mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 45g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 4g; insoluble fiber 8g; sugars 19g; protein 21g; vitamin a 5444.7IU; vitamin c 66.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 4.2mg; vitamin b6 0.5mg; folate 43.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.5mcg; sodium 613mg; potassium 659mg; calcium 207mg; iron 2.9mg.