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

Ingredients:

  • 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)
Directions:
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!!