This Quinoa Salad Recipe From Chef Michael Symon Is Fuel for the Body by Donna John

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This Quinoa Salad Recipe From Chef Michael Symon Is Fuel for the Body

After flipping through Michael Symon's cookbook, Fix It With Food, I knew the Power Salad would be the first recipe on my list to make. This amazing quinoa, kale and spinach salad recipe is full of flavor, textures and healthy ingredients. You've gotta try it!

If you wanted to make this a dinner salad, stir in some cooked shredded chicken or shrimp. This is a great salad for meal prep, too.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Quinoa

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries

Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (original recipe called for 1 clove garlic)

Salad

  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups finely chopped kale
  • 3 cups finely chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

Here's how to make it:

  1. Toast the walnuts in a dry skillet until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Add the onions and set aside.
  3. Put the quinoa, water and a little salt into a saucepot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook, partially covered, until quinoa pops open and is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the dried cherries. Cover and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the onions and vinaigrette, quinoa, kale, spinach and walnuts. Season with salt and pepper, if needed. Toss and serve.

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