Meal Kit

Quinoa and Roasted Apple Salad

With Fennel, Goat Cheese, and Cinnamon Toasted Walnuts

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Cook Within: 7 days

Contains: Tree Nuts, Milk

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This superfood meal is so packed with flavor that "salad" hardly seems like the appropriate term. Nutrient-rich quinoa and spinach join forces with a sherry-shallot vinaigrette like edible Wonder Twins. When sweet roasted apples, fennel, and tangy goat cheese join in the fun, suddenly it's like you're enjoying the Super Friends of dinner time. Enough references to campy 1970s cartoons - tuck into this salad and you'll soon be feeling like your own superhero.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Fennel Bulb
  • 1 Red Delicious Apple
  • 4 oz. Spinach
  • ½ cup Quinoa
  • Info
    2 oz. Walnuts
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1½ oz. Radishes
  • 1 fl. oz. Sherry Vinegar
  • Info
    1 oz. Goat Cheese Crumbles
  • ½ tsp. Ground Cinnamon

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Small Pan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Cook the Quinoa

    Once small pot is boiling, add quinoa and season lightly with salt. Return to boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover. Cook until water has absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 12-15 minutes. Quinoa is done when the grains have "sprouted" (looks like it has popped open). Set aside, uncovered, to cool.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Core apple and cut into 8 wedges. Trim top and bottom of fennel bulb, quarter lengthwise, remove tough core from each slice, and slice into thin sheets lengthwise. Trim and slice radishes into thin rounds. Peel and mince shallot.

  3. 3

    Roast the Apples

    Add apple wedges, 2 tsp. olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper to prepared baking sheet and toss to coat evenly. Place in oven 7-10 minutes, or until apples are lightly golden brown and slightly tender. Set aside.

  4. 4

    Toast the Walnuts

    While apples and quinoa are cooking, place a small pan over medium heat and add walnuts and 1 tsp. olive oil to hot pan. Toast walnuts while stirring frequently for 4-5 minutes. Toss with cinnamon and remove to a plate to cool.

  5. 5

    Assemble the Salad

    Toss shallots, vinegar, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, and salt and pepper (to taste) in a large mixing bowl. Add quinoa, apple, radish, and fennel. Toss to combine. Stir in spinach.

  6. 6

    Plate the Dish

    Arrange salad on two plates and garnish with walnuts and goat cheese.

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