Winter’s Favorite Salad

Crisp summer vegetables like tomatoes and cucumbers aren’t always easy to source locally in the colder months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t savor a great salad. Sweet potatoes and apples, which store nicely all through winter, pair perfectly with a little toasted quinoa for a lightly sweet and thoroughly filling salad that will pair perfectly with a little chicken for a great meal.

Toasted Quinoa Salad

Toasted Quinoa Salad

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Never let your salads get boring. This tart salad incorporates quinoa and apple to support your greens with the nutrition and flavor of fruit and whole grain.

Servings: 4 (353 G)

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

Salad:

  • ⅔ cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed and roasted
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 large apples, diced
  • 8 cups baby greens
  • ¼ medium red onion, sliced

Dressing:

  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Spread the cooked quinoa on a baking sheet and toast for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Whisk together the dressing ingredients. Combine the salad ingredients and toss with dressing to coat.
  3. Serve immediately.