Recipes and Cooking Turkey-Quinoa Salad 3.9 (7) Add your rating & review Beat the boredom of your everyday lunch with this totable grain salad that features Gouda cheese and dried fruit. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 1, 2014 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 12 mins Stand Time: 5 mins Total Time: 37 mins Servings: 2 Yield: 4 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth ¼ cup red quinoa 1 ½ cup baby kale, baby spinach, and/or mixed baby greens 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and chopped ½ cup chopped cooked turkey or chicken breast 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced, or 1/2 cup chopped fennel bulb ¼ cup halved and very thinly sliced red onion 1 ounce Gouda cheese, chopped (1/4 cup) 2 tablespoon snipped dried apricots and/or cranberries 2 tablespoon coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted ¼ cup bottled fat-free salad dressing Directions 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 364 Calories 12g Fat 45g Carbs 21g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 2 Calories 364 % Daily Value * Total Fat 12g 15% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 52mg 17% Sodium 613mg 27% Total Carbohydrate 45g 16% Total Sugars 19g Protein 21g Vitamin C 66.7mg 334% Calcium 207mg 16% Iron 2.9mg 16% Potassium 659mg 14% Folate, total 43.1mcg Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg Vitamin B-6 0.5mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.