Rating: 4 stars
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

To make ahead, leave out the greens and keep the quinoa mixture covered in the refrigerator up to two days. Add spinach just before serving. To tame the heat, seed the chile or substitute chopped red bell pepper.

Recipe by Cooking Light April 2014


Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary test

15 mins
15 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 2/3 cups)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine first 7 ingre­dients in a small bowl; gradually add oil, stirring well with a whisk.

  • Combine quinoa and next 6 ingredients (through beans) in a large bowl. Add vinaigrette; toss to coat. Add spinach; toss to combine.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

258 calories; fat 11.6g; saturated fat 1.5g; mono fat 5.2g; poly fat 2.4g; protein 10g; carbohydrates 31g; fiber 7g; iron 4mg; sodium 377mg; calcium 55mg.