Spinach-quinoa salad/side

Hello, my loves!  Today I’ll be sharing my favorite spinach-quinoa salad recipe. It’s light, healthy and delicious! Quinoa is an excellent source of fiber and protein and it will stuff you up! The baby spinach and lemon dressing are bonus vitamin C ! Тhis is another side/salad recipe that fits almost any dish you serve, not just during the holidays!

 

You will need:

 

3 cups baby spinach (roughly chopped)

2-3 roasted red peppers (cut up)

¼ cup quinoa (rinsed under running water)

 

For the lemon dressing:

 

1/2 freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/3 tea spoon lemon zest

1 minced garlic clove

1 tea spoon virgin oil

1/3 tea spoon sea salt

Pinch of black pepper

 

Directions:

 

For the quinoa: In a small sauce pan, add the quinoa with 1/2 cup of water. Bring the mixture to boil, the simmer it until all the liquid evaporates about 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle a pinch of salt, fluffing the quinoa. Let it cool off for about 10 minutes. Use that time to mix all the ingredients for the lemon dressing together and set them aside. Place the baby spinach and roasted peppers with the quinoa in your salad bowl and add the dressing right before serving, thoroughly stirring and mixing all the ingredients evenly!

If you happen to save some for later, store the dressing separately.

 

With love, Silvia M Continue reading