California Quinoa Salad (Whole Foods Copycat)

California Quinoa Salad

This salad is great to make for a crowd. It is Gluten Free and will save in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.  You can also add cooked shrimp or chicken to make this salad a well rounded meal for dinner or lunch or a week.

Yields: 8-10 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked quinoa cooked per package directions
  • 1 package frozen mango, thawed OR 2-3 diced fresh mangos
  • 1/2 large red onion, diced
  • 1 medium to large red pepper, diced
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1-2 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 3/4 – 1 cup unsalted, dry-toasted slivered almonds
  • 1-1 1/2 cups raisins or dried cranberries
  • 2-3 cups frozen edamame, thawed
  • Juice of 4-5 limes – about 1 cup of lime juice
  • 3 – 4 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar (I used organic white balsamic vinegar)
1. Rinse quinoa well, cook as directed.
2. Fluff quinoa well when done, spread out and let cool.
3. Add all other ingredients and toss.
4. Enjoy cold!!