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Quinoa with Apple Cabbage Slaw

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 15m
  • Total Time: 20m


  • 1 Green apple, sliced into 1/4" matchsticks
  • 1/3 Red cabbage, chopped (about 2 oz)
  • 3 tbsp. White balsamic dressing
  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1/2 c White quinoa
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 c Water
  • Chives
  • 2 Dried figs, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place dried figs in a cup or bowl and cover with water. Let rehydrate for at least 10 minutes before chopping.
  2. Add green apple, cabbage and balsamic dressing to a small bowl. Toss to combine, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside
  3. In a small/medium sauce pan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add quinoa and garlic and stir constantly for 1-2 minutes until quinoa is toasted.
  4. Add 1 cup water to the quinoa, bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat and simmer covered for 15 minutes or until the water is evaporated and quinoa is soft.
  5. When quinoa is done, remove from heat, fluff with a fork, stir in chives, and leave covered until ready to serve, at least 3 minutes.
  6. Pour quinoa in bowl with apple-cabbage slaw, add figs, and stir to combine.