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The BEST Quinoa Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


The BEST quinoa and arugula salad recipe is bright, fresh, + flavorful. The perfect side to a grilled dinner or easy lunch. Ready in just 20 minutes. 



For the Salad:

  • 1 cup raw quinoa
  • 8 cups arugula, washed
  • 1/2 cup almonds, roasted and chopped

For the Vinaigrette:

  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice (about one lemon)
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 3 Tbsp. minced shallots (about one)
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper


  1. Prepare quinoa as directed and let cool.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Toss quinoa, arugula, and dressing together. Sprinkle with chopped almonds. 


  • This salad is best made ahead of time to let the flavors deepen, and it’s great the next day.

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