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Spinach Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

By May 24, 2021May 29th, 2021Eats, Featured, Lifestyle
Quinoa

I’m usually too busy through-out the day to make a healthy lunch for myself.  I’m more of a grab-n-go type of gal when it comes to lunches.  Unfortunately, most lunches that I go to grab aren’t as healthy as I’d like them to be, and does “coffee” count as lunch?  That’s why I absolutely love this salad:  it’s both filling and healthy.  I’m able to prepare it, pop it in the fridge, and know it will provide me with delicious meals for the next couple of days.  Enjoy my recipe for this hearty and delicious quinoa salad. I hope it will fill some of your lunch-time voids too.

 

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Spinach Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

A hearty salad that is both filling and delicious.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Salad
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups Chopped Spinach
  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Cup Pecans
  • Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 1/4 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Make the quinoa according to the directions on the package.
  • Heat oven to 375
  • While quinoa is cooking, peel and cube the sweet potato. Toss with salt, pepper and olive oil. Spread the sweet potato out onto the roasting pan and cook in the 375 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Let cool
  • Wash and chop the spinach
  • Dice the Avocado
  • In a large bowl combine cooked quinoa, spinach, roasted sweet potato, pecans and avocado. Add the lemon vinaigrette and toss thoroughly. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve or refrigerate.

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • Whisk together fresh lemon juice, dijon mustard, olive oil and sugar. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Keyword Avocado, Quinoa, Spinach, Sweet Potato

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