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Spinach Quinoa Salad with Roasted Grapes, Pears & Almonds

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This salad is wonderful as a full meal because it is filling and packed with protein and fiber to keep you satisfied. But feel free to also eat it as a side at dinner and cut the calories.  Considering how fulfilling this salad is, it’s actually very easy to make!  Try it and let me know what you think.

Servings: 2
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup red seedless grapesSpinachSaladWithGrapesPearsQuinoaAndAlmonds
1 large Bartlett pear, chopped
½ tablespoon honey
1 cup water
Pinch of sea salt
½ cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
4 cups fresh spinach
¼ cup chopped almonds

Lemon-Honey Dressing
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 ½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
¾ teaspoons honey
¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine grapes and pears in a small bowl. Drizzle with honey and stir until fruit is well coated. Place fruit on a large greased baking sheet. Roast fruit for 15-20 minutes, or until grapes are slightly shriveled and pears are soft.
  2. While the fruit is roasting, cook the quinoa. In a large pot, bring 1 cup water to a boil. Season water with a pinch of sea salt. Stir in quinoa and cook until water is evaporated and quinoa is tender, about 15-20 minutes. Pour quinoa into a medium bowl and fluff with a fork. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. To make the Lemon-Honey Dressing: Combine olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid, close, and shake until well combined.
  4. In a salad bowl, combine spinach, roasted grapes, pears, quinoa, and chopped almonds. Drizzle salad dressing over salad and toss until coated.

 How It Should Look

Nutrition Info

Per serving: 452 Calories; Fat 17.3 g (Sat 1.5 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 191 mg; Carbohydrates 70.1 g; Fiber 9.6 g; Protein 11.8 g.

Printable Recipes

Spinach Quinoa Salad with Roasted Grapes, Pears & Almonds (2 servings)

Spinach Quinoa Salad with Roasted Grapes, Pears & Almonds (4 servings)

Source:  http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/spinach-quinoa-salad-with-roasted-grapes-pears-almonds/

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