Clean Eating Quinoa and Goat Cheese Salad with Corn, Crispy Bacon and Arugula


This salad from our Clean Eating Meal Plan combines some of our favorite foods (quinoa, goat cheese, and of course, bacon) in one easy, satisfying meal. This photo was submitted via Instagram by @lowekated. Connect with us via Twitter and Instagram, and submit your photos of eMeals recipes to We just might feature you on our blog!

Quinoa and Goat Cheese Salad with Corn, Crispy Bacon and Arugula
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 2 ears corn
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh arugula
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 4 slices center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions; cool.
  2. Fill a medium saucepan with 4 inches water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Shuck and clean corn; add to boiling water. Cook 7 minutes; remove from saucepan. Cool; cut kernels from ears.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, corn kernels, arugula, goat cheese and bacon; toss. Add olive oil, salt and pepper; toss gently to combine.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 270, Total Fat: 15 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 290 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 26 g, Dietary Fiber: 2 g, Sugars: 3 g, Protein: 10 g

Serves 4

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2 thoughts on “Clean Eating Quinoa and Goat Cheese Salad with Corn, Crispy Bacon and Arugula

  1. Carrie

    This is probably one if the best salads I’ve ever tasted. It’s great for lunch, dinner, snack…can be served cold, slightly heated or tastes good at room temp when bringing to potlucks and picnics. I always add a little more bacon and goat cheese because I love them. this recipe is a keeper… Love it!

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