Blueberry Cashew Quinoa Salad

Blueberry Quinoa Salad
By: Jamie Webber

Who’s excited for summer? Even though the clouds have been lingering here in New York in what feels like forever, I’m thinking positively that there is a light at the end of the weather tunnel and sunshine is coming our way. Better yet, blueberry season is almost here too! So, I’m celebrating by making a gorgeous blueberry salad with a salty cashew touch, fiber and protein from the quinoa, and yes, you guessed it, blueberries. Here’s the secret: I’m not only using blueberries as a salad topper but it also makes a perfect touch to the salad dressing. This salad is sure to make all of your coworkers jealous.

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  • 1/2 cup (90 g)  quinoa
  • 1/2 cup (80 g ) blueberries
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) raw cashews
  •  1 cup (250 ml) vegetable broth
  • 1 5 oz (142g) container of mixed greens


  • 1/2 cup (80 g) blueberries
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Rinse quinoa then add to small saucepan with vegetable broth or water (the broth adds more flavor but water works perfectly fine). Bring to a boil over then reduce to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Set aside to cool while you prepare the salad.
  2. Prepare the salad dressing by heating 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add shallots and saute about 5 minutes or until translucent.
  3. In a food processor or blender, add cooked shallots, balsamic vinegar, remaining olive oil, blueberries, honey, sea salt and pepper and blend until well combined.
  4. Divide mixed greens onto 4 plates or bowls and evenly distribute the salad ingredients then drizzle with dressing. Enjoy!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories290
  • Fat18g
  • Saturated Fat2.5g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium120mg
  • Carbohydrates28g
  • Fiber4g
  • Sugars8g
  • Protein 7g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Jamie Webber

Jamie is the Editorial Content Manager at Reboot. As a Certified Holistic Health Coach, she is passionate about a healthy lifestyle and encouraging others to live happy and healthy by consuming more fruits and vegetables. She was one of the first members to join the Reboot community and has been juicing ever since. Jamie uses her juicer and blender everyday and loves experimenting with new recipes, especially guilt-free sweets to fulfill her sweet tooth. Follow her on twitter @JamiesHealthTip.

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