Curried Waldorf with Quinoa

The sweet and savory ingredients in this Curried Waldorf Salad with added whole grains and quinoa make for a complete and tasty meal. Try it tonight!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Servings SERVES 1-2
Ready in TOTAL TIME 3 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 3 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped apple
  • 2 tbsp chopped celery
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tbsp shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Got 5 minutes? Then you’ve got enough time to whip up this delicious Curried Waldorf with Quinoa salad to serve as a side or main dish. And trust us, you’ll find yourself making it time and time again thanks to its combination of sweet and savory flavors.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice and quinoa according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine yogurt, apple, celery, raisins, walnuts and curry powder in a small bowl. Stir to blend well.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice and quinoa. Top with Cheddar cheese.

    Recipe Tip

    Have another rice and quinoa cup left? Use it to add a whole grain twist to the classic fried rice and eggs recipe.

On-the-Go Salad

Waldorf salad is a classic fruit and nut salad that makes a great side dish to any meal. By combining its traditional ingredients with a cup of Minute® Ready To Serve microwavable grains, you can take this tasty dish further and enjoy it as a complete meal in just minutes.

This recipe calls for all the traditional ingredients (including apples, celery and walnuts) of a Waldorf salad, plus a few additional ones. You’ll be pleased to know that this recipe is lighter as the mayonnaise dressing is substituted with vanilla yogurt. This swap also makes it easier to convert this salad into an easy, on-the-go meal. Just grab your lunch box and pack it with the chopped, fresh ingredients, a yogurt cup and a cup of Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa.

At lunchtime, just heat the cup of grains and stir in the remaining ingredients. Mix it all until well-blended and top with Cheddar cheese and a few more chopped nuts. It’s easy, fast, delicious and convenient!

Spicy Waldorf

The curry in this recipe adds a warm flavor that’s a game-changer. This robust spice is commonly used in Indian cuisine and the bit of heat it adds to meals is sure to get you hooked.

Make this a protein-packed meal by adding some shredded chicken or diced turkey. Vegetarian? No problem! Use cubed tofu.

If you’ve tried the curry version of this salad and love it as much as we do, try our Slow Cooker Chicken and Curry Rice Curry Bowls, as well.

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