This Spinach Quinoa Salad recipe is full of rich healthy foods like cucumber, red bell pepper, avocado, and onion. Quinoa is packed with protein and the spinach has tons of antioxidants. This recipe is topped with a lemon Dijon vinaigrette.
Bring the quinoa and 1 1/3 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Cool.
Top spinach with quinoa, avocado, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, and feta cheese.
Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, sea salt, and black pepper. Pour dressing (or toss) over salad right before serving.
You could also add the spinach to the quinoa for the last 5 minutes of cooking if you want a wilted spinach salad and eat it warm.
Source: adapted from allrecipes. Used spinach instead of kale.