Lemony Quinoa Spinach Salad 🥗 This recipe is not only a bowl full of “power foods” for the health-conscious, but truly — most anyone will enjoy this refreshing, gluten-free quinoa and spinach salad bursting with colourful tomatoes, cucumbers and raisins! (Even husbands!). INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa; 2 cups spinach, finely chopped; 1 tomato, diced; 1/2 cup diced cucumbers: 1/4 cup raisins
1 and 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice;
1 and 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil; 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt; 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. DIRECTIONS: In a medium bowl, rinse the quinoa a few times.
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. Drain the quinoa and let it cool. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, raisins and cooled quinoa. 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. Season to taste with more salt and pepper, voila! Ready to devour! NOTE: I like the raisins for the sweet “pop”, but if you don’t care for them, substitute fresh blueberries or dried cranberries. 🥗 #quinoa #quinoabowl #quinoasalad #healthyeating #powerfood #powerfoods #lemonvinaigrette #spinachsalad #eattolive #foodasmedicine #healthyrecipes #healthyrecipeideas #summersalad #summersaladseries