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Blueberry, Quinoa, and Feta Salad with Candied Walnuts

  • 10 min
    Prep Time
  • 25 min
    Total Time
  • 4 people
  • 443 per 1 serving


  • 1/2 cup Pacific Foods™ Organic Vegetable Broth
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 6 cups arugula
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil or butter
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced


  • Step 1

    Cook quinoa: add broth and quinoa to a medium pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is tender. Remove quinoa from heat and let sit 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork. Pour quinoa into a bowl to cool. 

  • Step 2

    Prepare maple glazed walnuts. Add walnuts to a nonstick skillet with coconut oil or butter. Cook on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add maple syrup and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until maple syrup has thickened and walnuts are glistening. Remove from the pan and set aside. Alternatively, feel free to use store bought glazed walnuts or keep the walnuts raw! 

  • Step 3

    Prepare dressing: add all dressing ingredients (olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon, maple syrup, dried oregano, sea salt, and black pepper) to a bowl or small mason jar. Whisk vigorously or cover the jar with lid and shake to combine. 

  • Step 4

    Assemble salads: mix together quinoa, arugula, blueberries, feta cheese, and sliced red onion. Toss with dressing and sprinkle with walnuts. Serve and enjoy!

Calories 443
Total Fat 28 g
Sat. Fat 6.6 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 17 mg
Sodium 725 mg
Total Carb 38 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 18 g
Protein 8 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 12 %DV
Potassium 9 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.