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Super Food Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Written by COA Nutrition Team On May 27, 2022

Make this salad ahead of time and store the salad in mason jars. This helps to marinate the quinoa and veggies with the vinaigrette and give the whole salad much more flavor! You can then store the jars in the fridge for 3-5 days and the salad stays fresh the entire time!


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 medium onion, red
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 15-ounce black beans, canned
  • 1 medium pomegranate
  • 1 cup corn, frozen
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • Dressing:
  • 2 medium lemons
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 6 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar


  1. Juice your lemons (you’ll need about 1/4 cup of juice). Mince garlic.
  2. Combine the lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil and sugar in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake to combine.
  3. To prepare the salad dice the red onion (about 1/3 cup), peel orange and chop up segments, dice avocado, drain and rinse beans, remove pomegranate arils (about 1 cup), thaw corn, and chop cilantro.
  4. Combine cooled quinoa with other salad ingredients. Pour lemon vinaigrette over the salad and stir to combine.
  5. Serve cold or at room temperature.
  6. Salad can be stored in the fridge for days and it just keeps getting better!

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