SPINACH AND QUINOA SALAD WITH APPLE

Enjoy this Spinach and Quinoa Salad with Apple as a dinner side dish or a light and healthy lunch!

SPINACH AND QUINOA SALAD WITH APPLE

INGREDIENTS:
For the Salad:
  1. 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  2. 1/2 cup pecans
  3. 6 cups fresh baby spinach
  4. 1 large apple, thinly sliced*
  5. 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  6. 1/2 cup dried cranberries

For the Dressing:
  1. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  2. 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  3. 2 tablespoons honey
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  5. 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  6. a pinch or two of black pepper

  • DIRECTIONS:
  • To cook the quinoa, bring 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. Rinse and drain the quinoa and add it to the boiling water. Reduce the heat to a low simmer, cover, and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Transfer the quinoa to a bowl to cool.
  • Meanwhile, toast the pecans: place them in a small skillet over medium-low heat and cook until fragrant, stirring often. Watch them carefully as they can go from toasted to burned quickly. Set aside.