Quinoa Spinach Salad Recipe

Quinoa Spinach Salad Recipe
from the kitchen of Roberta Palmer This delicious vegan, a packed-with-protein recipe is loaded with fresh green peas, toasted pecans, and succulent, juicy pear.
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Recipe type: Salad Recipes
Ingredients
  • 1 c cooked quinoa
  • 2 hefty handful of baby spinach leaves washed and drained
  • 1 large ripe pear washed, stemmed and cored, cut in pieces
  • ½ c fresh baby green peas
  • 2 tbs fresh chopped parsley
  • ¾ c pecans or walnuts pan toasted and salted to taste
  • ¼ c extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp golden balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbs pure maple syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook quinoa until tender, approximately 15 minutes. Let cool and set aside. In a large bowl, put spinach, pear, peas, parsley, and nuts. In a blender, mix olive oil, vinegar, maple syrup, salt, and pepper. Add quinoa to salad ingredients; toss lightly. Pour dressing over salad and toss lightly one more time.

 

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