Quinoa Salad with Orange Dressing

September 10, 2016

This vegan quinoa salad with oranges and arugula has a mind-blowing dressing that will make you weak at the knees. This one is epic!

Vegan Quinoa Salad with Orange Dressing

I did a delirious dance of joy when I tasted this vegan quinoa salad. The orange citrus dressing has a complex sweet and spicy flavor that will make you weak at the knees, and the crunchy, sweet, and peppery elements of the salad make this dish a satisfying meal or side dish, and a show-stopping addition to a potluck or party.

I included this vegan quinoa salad as part of a series of recipes I created using the new KitchenAid® high-speed blender. You can view all of my recipes on the KitchenAid® blog. Use #BlendWithFlavor to to share with me what you’re making using your blender.

One of the biggest complaints I get with some high-speed blenders is that you can’t blend small and large quantities of ingredients equally. With some models, the container is wide and it’s problematic blending 1 cup of ingredients for salad dressings, sauces, dips, and creams. The blades just spin and nothing gets blended.

The Pro Line® blender handles small and large quantities equally, and is great for making salad dressings. Furthermore, the tamper with the flex-edge spatula allows you to scrape down the sides of the container while the machine is running to save time while you get an even blend. To learn more about the features of this blender, watch my videos.

Don’t miss making this vegan quinoa salad. It’s a stunner.

*I am the spokesperson for KitchenAid® blenders. But, my opinions are my own.


Quinoa Salad with Orange Dressing

This vegan quinoa salad with oranges and arugula has a mind-blowing dressing that will make you weak at the knees. This one is epic! 

Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tess Masters


dressing: (makes 1 1/4 cups (300ml))



  1. To make the dressing, throw all of the dressing ingredients into your KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series blender, and process on high (variable speed 8) for about 20 seconds until well combined.  Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl toss all of the salad ingredients together, pour the dressing over the salad, toss gently to combine, and serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes

Photo by Trent Lanz and styling by Alicia Buszczak


Comments 2

    1. I really love this dressing, too. It has such a great complex flavor, and is delicious on so many salads. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

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