Loaded Quinoa Salad
Thought quinoa was so last year? Quinoa gets a salad makeover rich in plant-based protein, fiber, and antioxidant-rich toppers.
You know how we’re always saying “sneak in those greens”, incorporating dark leafy greens with a grain-based salad is great to add more fiber and phytonutrients from greens. Along with greens and quinoa, there’s a full flavor profile here with sweet golden raisins, crunchy almonds, tangy sun-dried tomatoes, and bright dressing with olive oil and lemon to bring it all together. The result is proof that simple flavors can come together to make a dish that tastes really complex, is easy to make, and leaves you satiated.
Quinoa, when paired with fresh greens and nourishing toppers, is a great meal that can be pulled together in a flash. When prepared on batch cooking day, it can easily be added to meals throughout the week. This plant-based protein has a neutral, versatile flavor that combines beautifully with tons of flavor-packed ingredients. As you may remember, I’ve shared different variations of quinoa salad before; the Curry Quinoa Salad, Warm Quinoa Salad, and Apricot Quinoa Salad all prove how amazing — and different — quinoa salad can be!
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