Quinoa Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette - Wish Farms

Quinoa Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

25 minutes

This unique take on the traditional salad will have you asking for seconds! The sweet and savory quinoa spinach salad with raspberry vinaigrette introduces a new world of flavors.


  • 2 cups fresh raspberries, gently rinsed and divided
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2-3 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • pinch of salt and dash of pepper
  • 6 cups spinach leaves
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup pecans, ground up


  • In a medium saucepan over high heat, add quinoa and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover, and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit in the pan for 5 minutes, then stir
  • Start to prepare the dressing in a blender or food processor.  Add 1 cup raspberries, red wine vinegar, applesauce, balsamic vinegar, coconut milk, mustard, salt & pepper. Blend together
  • In a large bowl, add spinach leaves, chickpeas, walnuts & quinoa. Mix together. Add 1 cup remaining raspberries, and drizzle the dressing on top, mixing it together
  • Serve with the chopped pecans & dressing and enjoy!