Monday, October 7, 2013

Quinoa Spinach Salad

I fell in love with a quinoa spinach salad from Whole Foods years ago but, like everything else from Whole Foods, it is ridiculously expensive.  Sooo....I recreated it in my own way! It's just as delicious and about half the price. 


1 cup quinoa
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1 1/2 cups spinach
2 carrots chopped
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

1. Rinse and drain quinoa twice in pot.
2.  Bring one cup of quinoa with two cups of water to a boil over medium high heat. Once boiling, turn heat to low and cover with top.  Let sit on lowest heat for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for another 5 minutes. Let cool.
3. Add spinach, carrots, olives, and tomato.
4. Add salt, pepper, and olive oil. 
5. Stir it all up and enjoy. Tastes delicious cold or warm.