Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Quinoa Cherry Salad

Last time Kevin and I visited Greenfield Village we stopped by the cafeteria for lunch. We were pleasantly surprised by the salad station and liked the Quinoa salad so much we decided to remake it at home.

Nutrients in Quinoa
One cup (cooked) quinoa contains eight grams of protein, nearly twice the amount found in other grains. Quinoa is a complete protein, meaning it provides the body all nine essential amino acids.

Quinoa and Dried Cherry Salad

1 cup cooked Quinoa
3 green onions, chopped
1/2-3/4 cup dried cherries (I used dried Bing cherries from Trader Joe's)
1/2-3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
3 cups baby spinach
bottled Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing (Trader Joe's)

Cook the Quinoa as directed on box.
Mix cooked Quinoa, chopped green onions, dried cranberries and walnuts with desired amount of bottled Raspberry dressing. Lay on bed of baby spinach or toss spinach in with Quinoa mixture.

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