Quinoa Power Salad

August 19, 2015

This nutritional punch is just what you need to help you through the rest of the week! Add some beans for extra protein, change up the veggies, or use fresh lemon juice in the dressing instead of the red wine vinegar. Have fun experimenting and make it your own!

 

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Ingredients:

1 cup dry quinoa
2 medium avocados
3 oz. baby spinach
8 oz. cherry tomatoes
3 green onions

For the dressing:

1-2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/8 tsp. salt

 

 

 

Directions:

Cook the quinoa according to package directions.
Meanwhile, make the dressing: in a small bowl whisk together ingredients and set aside.
Roughly chop the spinach and place in a large bowl.
Slice the green onions, halve the cherry tomatoes, and dice the avocado.
When quinoa is done cooking, add it to the large bowl with spinach and toss. The heat from the quinoa will lightly wilt the spinach.
Add the green onions, tomatoes, and dressing. Stir to combine.
Add the avocado and lightly toss.
Serve immediately or refrigerate to let flavors blend more.

Delicious salad from thegardengrazer.com 

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