Spinach Quinoa Salad with tangerine wedges in serving dish
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5 from 2 votes

Citrus Spinach Quinoa Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Delicious and nutritious spinach quinoa salad is drizzled in a sweet orange, oil free vinaigrette made in 5 minutes flat!
Prep Time20 mins
Chilling Time1 hr
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: gluten free, oil free, refined sugar free, vegan
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 299kcal
Author: Rosa


For the Salad

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1.5 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup walnuts soaked for 1 hour & drained (optional, you may skip soaking if you prefer a crunchier texture)
  • 1 15 oz can lentils drained & rinsed
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup cilantro chopped
  • 3 tangerines peeled & wedges divided

For the Dressing

  • 1 large orange zested & juiced
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic peeled (mince if you do not have a high powered blender)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


For the Salad

  • In a large serving dish, layer the ingredients in the order listed. Refrigerate until ready to eat.

For the Dressing

  • Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and process until creamy. Refrigerate 1 hour to chill before using. Then drizzle your salad with the dressing, or serve separately and allow your guests to dress their own salad.


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 551mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 3165IU | Vitamin C: 28.5mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3.2mg