VEGAN SPINACH QUINOA SALAD

EASY

INGREDIENTS

QUINOA ▢ ¾ cup Uncooked quinoa ▢ 1 ½ cup Cold Water ▢ ¼ tsp Salt SALAD ▢ 3 cups Baby Spinach Leaves  ▢ 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes ▢ ½ cup Cucumber ▢ 3 tbsp Almonds  DRESSING ▢ 3 tbsp Lemon Juice ▢ 3 tbsp Extra-virgin Olive Oil ▢ 1 tsp Dijon Mustard ▢ ¼ tsp Salt ▢ ¼ tsp Pepper ▢ ¼ cup Italian Flat Parsley ▢ ¼ tsp Garlic Powder

Rinse Quinoa

1

Rinse the quinoa in a sieve under cold water. This removes the bitterness of the grain.

Cook Quinoa

2

Add the quinoa into a large saucepan with 1 1/2 cup cold water. Cover the saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Prepare Salad

3

Chop the baby spinach leaves, cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters, and dice the cucumber, skin on, chop almonds roughly.

Combine Salad Ingredients

4

In a large salad bowl, add chopped baby spinach, quinoa at room temperature or cold, chopped tomatoes, cucumber, and chopped almonds.

Stir Salad Ingredients

5

Stir the ingredients together and set aside in the fridge while preparing the lemon dressing.

Prepare Dressing

6

In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Whisk Dressing

7

Whisk the dressing. Stir in chopped parsley.

Stir Dressing on Salad

7

Stir the dressing evenly into the salad to make sure all the ingredients are covered and flavored with the lemon dressing.

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 hours Makes: 4 Servings Calories: 271 kcal per Serving

VEGAN SPINACH QUINOA SALAD

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