Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Berry Quinoa Spinach Salad with Maple Vinagrette
We've been getting tons of snow here in Colorado recently, and I've decided that even though I know it's great for our dry summers, I'm totally over it. I have started listening to reggae music and pretending I'm on a tropical vacation. The other day for lunch I was craving something fresh and summery. I had all these berries in my fridge, and so this salad was born.
Berry Quinoa Spinach Salad
Fresh baby spinach
stawberries, or other berry of your choice
Maple Vinagrette Dressing
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
squeeze of lemon juice
This is more of a "salad idea" than a real recipe - so feel free to mix in whatever you'd like! I started with a bed of baby spianch, and topped with it cooked quinoa mixed with edamame and corn, and then some sliced berries. To make the vinagrette, whisk together all the ingredients and chill until ready to serve.
Any one else ready for spring to arrive?
Thanks for stopping by!