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Easy Healthy Quinoa Cabbage Salad

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings


  • 2 ¼ cups cooked quinoa (see Notes below)
  • 2 ½ cups shredded cabbage
  • ½ cup shredded carrots (optional- if skipping, add an additional ½ cup cabbage)
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • cup roasted sunflower seeds (see Notes below)


  • cup oil
  • cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. + 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. honey or sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (or 1/4 tsp. granulated garlic)


  • Add all of the salad ingredients to a bowl.
  • Whisk together dressing ingredients.
  • Add the dressing to the cabbage salad and toss together until everything is fully mixed.


  • If you want to cook your own quinoa, you will need ¾ cup of uncooked quinoa to get the 2 ¼ cups this recipe requires.
  • If you would like to roast your own sunflower seeds, these instructions are helpful.
  • If making ahead, wait to add the sunflower seeds until ready to serve since they tend to get a bit soft once they sit with the dressing.