Citrus, Quinoa, and Spinach Salad

Citrus, Quinoa, and Spinach Salad Recipe
Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Karen Shinto
Still-warm quinoa gives off just enough heat to barely wilt the spinach in this side-dish salad.

Yield:

Serves 4 to 6

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Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

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

Note:

Sara Forte, Dana Point, CA,

January 2011
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