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Arugula & Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

This simple salad is packed with plant-based protein and detoxifying cilantro and arugula. When I was detoxing from heavy metals and Lyme disease, I was sure to include fresh cilantro, raw garlic, and peppery arugula in as many dishes as possible for maximum detox benefits!

5 from 3 votes
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Arugula & Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 586kcal
Author: Amie Valpone


  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups arugula
  • ½ cup frozen peas thawed
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 2 large limes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a medium pot over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the water is absorbed. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork, and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, arugula, peas, cranberries, raisins, and sunflower seeds.
  • In a blender, puree the cilantro, lime juice, garlic, honey, cayenne pepper, and olive oil until smooth. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Nutrition Facts
Arugula & Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 586 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 593mg17%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 990IU20%
Vitamin C 28.5mg35%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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  1. Lucie
    August 7, 2020

    It’s really tasty and the dressing is very popular with everyone. I use it for all different kinds of salads. Great for BBQ’s

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