Harvest Quinoa Salad




Ingredients:

Salad:

  • 1 ½ cups Quinoa
  • 3 cups baby Spinach
  • ½ cup dried Cranberries
  • ½ cup toasted Pecans
  • 2 Apples (diced)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • ½ – ¾ cup shredded smoked Gouda (or smoked cheese of your choice)

Dressing:

  • ¼ cup Sherry Vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons EV Olive Oil (1/4 cup plus a tablespoon)
  • ¼ teaspoon Dijon Mustard

Instructions:

  1. Cook the quinoa with 1 ¾ cups water (bring water to boil, add quinoa, lid the pot, turn heat to low and cook for 15 minutes)
  2. Place cooked quinoa in a large bowl
  3. Add the spinach, cranberries, pecans, apples, and dressing (the spinach may wilt a little which is perfect)
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  5. One the mixture has cooled off slightly, add the gouda
  6. Dish up and serve!!

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