Quick Cherry Quinoa Salad | Fork in the Kitchen

Quick Cherry Quinoa Salad


A simple and quick summer salad – with crunch, texture, and lots of flavor!



  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2/3 heaping cup cherries, quartered
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 small shallot, chopped (~3 Tablespoons)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Drizzle of honey
  • Handful of arugula (optional)


  1. Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to low-medium and let simmer for 15 minutes, covered. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes, fluff. Let cool slightly. *If your quinoa has different instructions, go with them.
  2. Toss together cooled quinoa and remaining ingredients: cherries, rosemary, walnuts, lemon juice, shallot, and salt; drizzle honey. Toss in blue cheese at the end to prevent clumping. You may want to toss the arugula in a drizzle of olive oil if adding.

  • Category: Salad

Keywords: salad, lunch, easy, quick, healthy

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