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Tangy Citrus Quinoa Salad

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 163
Protein 5g
Fat 5g
Carbs 25g
Total Time 10 min

Here’s a quick and easy way to liven quinoa! This is especially clutch if you find yourself making way too much quinoa each week and struggling to find ways to enjoy it before you inevitably (and regrettably) toss it out. Trust, you’ll definitely finish this recipe.

This pairs beautifully with my sweet tamarind glazed salmon recipe.

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Tangy Citrus Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

Ingredients for 5 servings:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped, raw spinach
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries (unsweetened or no added sugar)
  • 1/3 cup shaved almonds
  •  Dressing:
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
    • 1 heaping tablespoon Dijon
    • juice from 1 small orange (or mandarin)
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
Steps
  1. Add the ingredients for the salad to a large bowl.  Toss everything together.
  2. In a small sauce bowl, mix together the ingredients for the light dressing.
  3. Add the dressing to the salad, then gently fold everything together.  Season to taste with sea salt & pepper, and if desired, more/less orange juice and balsamic vinegar.
  4. Enjoy immediately or best serve chilled.

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Calories
163
Protein
5g
Fat
5g
Carbs
25g
Sodium
-
Fiber
3g
Sugar
7g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.