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Citrus, Quinoa, and Spinach Salad

Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Karen Shinto
Total time 20 mins
Yield Serves 4 to 6
Still-warm quinoa gives off just enough heat to barely wilt the spinach in this side-dish salad.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 6 ounces baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 169
  • caloriesfromfat 44 %
  • protein 5.5 g
  • fat 8.4 g
  • satfat 2.3 g
  • carbohydrate 20 g
  • fiber 3.8 g
  • sodium 294 mg
  • cholesterol 8.3 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Meanwhile, whisk together zest, juice, oil, chile flakes, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add spinach and onions. Mix in warm quinoa and sprinkle top of salad with feta.

  2. Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1 1/2-cup serving.