Curried Quinoa Salad with Apples

Packed with fall flavor, this curried quinoa salad with apples is a tasty vegetarian lunch! You'll love the curried yogurt dressing paired with crunchy sweet apples! 


How do you like them apples??

😂 😂 😂 Couldn't help myself! I'm just SO excited for fall and the bounty of local heirloom apples. We use them in savory dishes all the time, like this curried quinoa salad with apples and curry-yogurt dressing.

Curry Quinoa Salad with Apples

Serves 4


  • Dressing:

  • 1 cup plain, full fat yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

  • 2 teaspoons curry powder

  • 1 small minced garlic clove

  • Salad:

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed

  • 1 large shallot, peeled and minced

  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans or walnuts, roughly chopped

  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

  • 6 ounce bag baby spinach

  • 2 large apples, cored and chopped or sliced


1. First, make the dressing. Whisk all dressing ingredients together, season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste and refrigerate until ready to use.

2. In a large pot, mix together quinoa and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes until tender and water is absorbed. Let sit 5 minutes to finish steaming, then remove lid and set aside to cool to room temperature or refrigerate to chill.

3. When quinoa is cool, toss with shallot, golden raisins, walnuts and parsley. Divide spinach between four plates. Top with quinoa salad and apple slices. Serve drizzled with curry yogurt dressing.