Food: Dinner Tonight – Quinoa Salad

I cooked quinoa last night – but it was too warm to make a salad out of it just yet. So I switched gears and went with sliders for dinner with a side of home-made coleslaw.

But tonight, we are having quinoa salad with a side dish – open-faced grilled cheese baguette. Since this is my first attempt at quinoa salad, I found a recipe here to try. Except I realize, I should not have boiled the spinach leaves. May have to go to the grocers and pick up a fresh bag of spinach leaves.

Ingredients

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 large lemon
  • 1 tablespoon golden balsamic vinegar or champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup or honey
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

For the Salad:

  • 2 cups cold cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large avocado pitted, peeled, and chopped
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste  {more}

{recipe and image source}

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