Autumn Crunch Quinoa Salad with Lime Dressing

A crowd-pleasing salad to have in your sleeve for a big Holiday feast.

Christina Cherrier

You are the official Thanksgiving salad-bringer in your family this year, but still lack of inspiration? Here’s a genius salad with quinoa, pomegranate seeds, cilantro, green bell pepper, and a quick lime dressing. You are pretty sure to have a crowd-pleasing salad in your sleeve for the big day! Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!


Prep time: 10 mins

Ingredients list for the Thanksgiving Salad

The salad:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (here is a video tutorial for how to cook quinoa)
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 handful of roasted hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 handful of fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped
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The dressing:

  • ½ cup olive oil (or other oil)
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • juice of two limes (lemons also work)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt (be easy on salt, as cooked quinoa is already salted)

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The salad:
Toss all salad ingredients together in a large bowl until combined.

The dressing:
Whisk all ingredients together until combined.


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Autumn Crunch Quinoa Salad with Lime Dressing