Clean Eating Red Dandelion Quinoa Recipe

Clean Eating Red Dandelion Quinoa Salad

A deliciously different quinoa salad for adventurous tastebuds.

Course Grains, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 6 cups (approximate)
Calories 252 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cups chopped red dandelion
  • 1/2 cup shallots (minced)
  • 3 medium garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins (3/4 cup if you want more sweetness - you can add this later)
  • 1 cup chopped apples
  • 4 cups cooked quinoa (cooked in vegetable broth to package directions)
US Customary - Metric


  1. Cook quinoa separately, substituting vegetable broth for the water called for in the package directions. When done, allow to cool. (Cook approximately 2 cups dry)

  2. In a large skillet, warm the oil.

  3. Stir in the red dandelion and shallots and cook until the dandelion is wilted and the shallots are lightly browned.

  4. At the last minute, stir in the garlic and continue to sauté for approximately 1 minutes, or until the garlic just barely begins to turn brown. Remove from heat immediately.

  5. Stir all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and serve.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Red Dandelion Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 433mg12%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2805IU56%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.