Spinach & Quinoa Salad with Grape Vinaigrette

15 MIN Prep Time
5 MIN Cook Time
4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup quinoa, dry measure
  • 10 oz. baby spinach (or flat leaf spinach, coarsely chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced cucumber
  • 2 navel oranges, peeled and chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup chopped, toasted walnuts

For the Grape Vinaigrette:

  • 1 cup seedless grapes (red will result in a vibrant purple/pink vinaigrette)
  • 2 Tbsp. sherry vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. tahini
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme (leaves)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

Directions

1. Prepare quinoa according to package directions.
2. Combine vinaigrette ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
3. In a large salad bowl, stir together quinoa, spinach, cucumbers, and oranges.
4. Just before serving, dress salad with prepared vinaigrette.
5. Sprinkle with toasted walnuts.
© 2016 Recipe and photo from Sarah Pember.

Recipe from TheSmartKitchenBlog.com. Used with Permission. Photo from TheSmartKitchenBlog.com. Used with Permission.