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Bacon Quinoa Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing

This recipe for Bacon Quinoa Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing is a fresh, colorful salad that's great with grilled meats, or on its own as a meal.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword salad, salad dressing, summer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 453 kcal
Author Erren

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa + 1 ¾ c. water
  • 2-3 handfuls chopped baby kale
  • 6-8 pieces strips of bacon cooked and cut into
  • 1 inch mango chopped into 1 pieces
  • 1 inch apple chopped into 1 pieces
  • 1⁄3 cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup Crumbled Queso fresco or feta cheese or more
  • For the dressing recipe please visit Savoring Simple

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions.
  2. When the quinoa is done cooking, fluff it with a fork and set it aside to cool.
  3. When you are ready to serve, toss the cooled quinoa with the rest of the salad ingredients in a large bowl and slowly add in the dressing, adding more or less depending on taste. Serve the salad with extra cheese and remaining salad dressing. For the dressing recipe, please visit Savoring Simple
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Quinoa Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 453 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 349mg15%
Potassium 593mg17%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 3240IU65%
Vitamin C 35.7mg43%
Calcium 165mg17%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.