Quinoa, Arugula, and Apricot Salad

Quinoa, Arugula, and Apricot Salad
Source: Diabetes Superfoods Cookbook and Meal Planner . Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Mittera.

Pair this flavorful salad with a simple protein like roasted salmon or grilled chicken for a complete meal. 

Find this recipe and more in The Diabetes Superfoods Cookbook and Meal Planner. To order directly from the American Diabetes Association, click here

This recipe featured in:
Diabetes Forecast Magazine
  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 1/3 cups
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 1/3 cups
  • Amount per serving Calories 170

  • Total Fat 8g
    • Saturated Fat 1.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol less than 5mg
  • Sodium 90mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 9g
  • Protein 5g
  • Potassium 360mg
  • Phosphorus 140mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1/2 Fruit, 1 1/2 Fat



  • warm, cooked quinoa
    1 cup
  • dried apricots (chopped)
  • diced onion
    1/4 cup
  • toasted pine nuts
    2 tbsp
  • feta cheese
    3 tbsp
  • lemon (juiced)
  • arugula
    4 cup
  • olive oil (divided)
    2 tsp
  • black pepper
    to taste


  1. In a small bowl, toss together the quinoa, apricots, onion, pine nuts, feta cheese, and lemon juice.

  2. Place 1 cup of the arugula in a salad bowl and drizzle with ½ tsp of the olive oil. Toss lightly to coat, then top with ¼ of the quinoa mixture (about 1/3 cup) and season with pepper to taste.

  3. Repeat for the remaining three salads.