This salad, from the blog Keep It Skinny, was a hit at our Cooking with Apples Party. Part of our themed cooking event, each ingredient really elevated each other, and it was definitely a healthy dish. The gouda made the dish shine through, and the quinoa was quite delicious.
I changed a few things, however, such as adding 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, because I omitted sautéing the red onions and balsamic vinegar. I was sure it was an integral part of the taste profile for this dish, but I didn't want to dirty another pan during the party, and added the lemon juice instead. My move didn't deter the yumminess of the dish, so I was definitely glad. This dish made for 8-10 servings.