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Mushroom Quinoa Salad

This Warm Mushroom Quinoa Salad is full of mushrooms and quinoa, spinach, goat cheese, pecans, and is smothered in a honey and apple cider vinegar dressing!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider vinaigrette, quinoa, warm
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 418kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth



  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • vegetable stock

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 (8 oz) packages sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons white wine

Other Salad Ingredients

  • 1 (5 oz) bag baby spinach
  • 1 (4 oz) container crumbled goat cheese
  • diced apples just eye ball it!
  • roughly chopped pecans just eye ball it!



  • Cook quinoa according to package directions, but use vegetable stock instead of water.
  • Set aside. Warm in the microwave if it cools down too much when it's time to assemble the salad.

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

  • Place all ingredients into a bowl (or mason jar) and whisk (or shake) together until well combined. Set aside.


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Once hot, add in mushrooms, rosemary, pepper, and salt.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in garlic and white wine and cook until liquid is absorbed and mushrooms are tender, about 2 minutes.


  • Divide spinach evenly onto 4 plates.*
  • Spoon warm quinoa over the spinach.
  • Spoon warm mushrooms over the quinoa.
  • Top with goat cheese, diced apples, and chopped pecans.
  • Top with as much dressing as desired.
  • Serve immediately!


*Alternatively, you could just mix everything together in one large bowl.


Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 1029mg | Potassium: 712mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 3615IU | Vitamin C: 13.3mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 3.2mg