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Almond and Mandarin Quinoa Salad

This Almond and Mandarin Quinoa Salad is super easy to put together and it’s great served warm or cold. Add some mint to take it up a notch. I promise the flavors work super well together even if it seems a bit odd. Not a fan of mint? Skip it… it will still be delicious.

How to make Almond and Mandarin Quinoa Salad:

To make this quinoa salad simply cook your quinoa and then add in the rest of the ingredients. Also, I prefer to cook my quinoa with vegetable or chicken broth. It helps to add some flavor to the quinoa over just using water.

For the mandarins, I used the mandarin oranges in the jar. Be sure to buy the ones stored in water or juice to avoid any unnecessary added sugar. For the almonds, I bought unsalted sliced almonds, if you prefer salted or that’s what you have on hand just skip adding the sea salt!

Almond and Mandarin Quinoa Salad
Almond and Mandarin Quinoa Salad

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Almond and Mandarin Quinoa Salad

Almond and Mandarin Quinoa Salad

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Delicious and refreshing Almond and Mandarin Quinoa Salad is delicious served hot or cold!


  • 1 cup red quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges, rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • salt to taste, I used a couple grinds of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint


  1. Combine quinoa and broth in a pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook covered until all broth is absorbed about 20-25 minutes.
  2. Remove quinoa from heat and add all remaining ingredients. Stir to combine well.
  3. Serve immediately or chill before serving. Enjoy!


Mint is optional.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 698mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 6gSugar: 17gProtein: 7g

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Almond and Mandarin Quinoa Salad

The Olive Blogger

Thursday 29th of August 2019

I am a HUGE fan of quinoa, we try to use it in place of many starches we used to it <3 The flavour combination sounds interesting, I am a fan of all the things on their own so together I am sure we will love it!

Amy Chung

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

What a nice and easy salad! So delicious and I love the fact that you used chicken broth. Just changes the flavour completely!

Debra Klein

Monday 26th of August 2019

Always looking for vegan recipes that are healthy and come together quickly. Pinned for reference. Thank you.

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