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Quinoa Spinach Power Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette: Take a bite into this refreshing, gluten-free quinoa and spinach salad bursting with colourful tomatoes, cucumbers and raisins | aheadofthyme.com

Quinoa Spinach Power Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette


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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large salad
  • Category: Salad

Description

Quinoa Spinach Power Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette: Take a bite into this refreshing, gluten-free quinoa and spinach salad bursting with colourful tomatoes, cucumbers and raisins.


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 salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, rinse the quinoa a few times.
  2. 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.
  3. Drain the quinoa and let it cool.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, raisins and cooled quinoa.
  5. 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.
  6. Season to taste with more salt and pepper, if needed.