Berry Quinoa Salad with Almond Butter Dressing


berry quinoa salad with almond butter dressing

Fourth of July weekend is almost here! If you’re trying to figure out what to make, I have a few great options coming up on the blog this week. This detox Berry Quinoa Salad with Almond Butter Dressing is not only the perfect color for the upcoming holiday, it’s also delicious and easily portable to take to a picnic, party, or even brunch table. You can make the quinoa and dressing a day in advance and combine everything right before serving.

Quinoa is a versatile protein-packed superfood that can be incorporated into any meal of the day. It’s a great healthy option to include on your picnic table. Plus, it’s tasty. Move aside mayo-laden potato salad!

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Berry Quinoa Salad with Almond Butter Dressing
Author: Lauren Vacula,
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • Salad:
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well and drained
  • 2 cups unsweetened light coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp water
  • dash of salt
  • 2 cups berries (I used blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries)
  • Dressing:
  • 3 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp gluten-free soy sauce (tamari)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ¼” knob ginger, peeled and minced
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa, coconut milk, water, ginger, and salt over medium-high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low (allowing mixture to simmer).
  3. Cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes until all liquid is absorbed.
  4. While quinoa is cooking, mix all dressing ingredients (almond butter through ¼” ginger) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk or fork to combine. Set aside.
  5. Pour quinoa into large mixing bowl, fluff with fork.
  6. Pour almond butter dressing over quinoa, stir gently to combine.
  7. Add berries to quinoa, stir gently with spoon to combine.
Prepare quinoa and dressing up to a day in advance. Store separately. When ready to serve, add berries to quinoa and mix. Add dressing, mix.

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  1. nikki says:

    YUM! this looks incredible!


  2. RITA VACULA says:

    looks and sounds so healthy and delicious.

  3. […] dinner this week and then staying in on Saturday night. I’m thinking about making my Berry Quinoa Salad with Almond Butter Dressing, which is light, yummy, and has a great pop of red: What will you be doing this […]

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