Spinach Quinoa Salad


I beleaf in the health benefits of spinach! Let’s talk about them!


This mean green has a low glycemic index so it doesn’t spike your blood sugar levels! It also has a high fiber content which helps with digestion and prevents constipation! And it has anti-inflammatory properties which can help prevent migraines and osteoporosis! No wonder it’s called a superfood!


Spinach is great as a base for salads, added to soups, or tossed in a smoothie! Here’s an easy spinach recipe to try!


Spinach Quinoa Salad


1 cup cooked quinoa

5 cups baby spinach

1 cup blueberries

1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced

1/3 cup slivered almonds

sliced avocado, optional


Balsamic Dressing

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

¼ cup orange juice

1 Tbsp Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1 Tbsp pure maple syrup

salt + pepper, to taste


Directions


In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing. Set aside until ready to serve.


In a large bowl add the spinach, quinoa, blueberries, cherry tomatoes and slivered almonds. Pour dressing over top and toss well to coat.


Serve at room temperature or chilled in individual bowls with optional sliced avocado and a little extra slivered almonds on top.


Delicious! This would be great for a potluck or backyard barbecue!


Are there any greens in your meal plan this week?