Take a bite into this refreshing, quinoa and spinach salad bursting with plenty of colorful veggies and a zesty lemon vinaigrette dressing!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

    • 1/2 c uncooked quinoa
    • 2 c spinach, finely chopped
    • 1 tomato, diced
    • 1/2 c diced cucumbers
    • 1/4 c raisins
    • 1/4 c walnuts
    • 1/2 T lemon juice
    • 1/2 T extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 t salt
    • 1/4 t ground black pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, rinse the quinoa a few times.
  2. In a medium saucepan, boil 2 cups of salted water. Add the quinoa and continue to boil for about 10 minutes until the quinoa is tender.
  3. Drain the quinoa and let it cool.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, raisins and cooled quinoa.
  5. In a small bowl, make your lemon vinaigrette. Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour onto the salad and toss to coat.
  6. Season to taste with more salt and pepper, if needed.

 

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